outdated nvidia drivers in the repository are a serious problem

HC Brugmans hcbrugmans at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 23:24:25 GMT 2006

> My suggestion is that Ubuntu keeps updating the NVIDIA drivers with the
> latest released version, even in the stable version of Ubuntu.
The problem with doing this is that once we do it for one 
package/driver/program, people will use it as an example to demand that 
another package will be upgraded as well.

Apart from that, the driver is tied in with the kernel and X and 
updating it means risking stability and security problems, we simply 
can't test it enough to make sure that it fits our definition of stable.

This would create a nightmare stability and security-wise, and we 
wouldn't be able to put out a stable, dependable platform for our users 
to support.

Hidde Brugmans

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