outdated nvidia drivers in the repository are a serious problem

HC Brugmans hcbrugmans at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 16:45:55 GMT 2006

Sandis Neilands wrote:
> On Thursday 05 January 2006 05:05, Daniel Stone wrote:
>>Black boxes are no good.  Versions of the nVidia driver which add PCI
>>IDs for the very, very top of the line card, and spectacularly break the
>>far more commmon cards -- which happens a fair bit -- are not
>>interesting in terms of stable release.
> There are already nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-legacy in repository. So why not 
> add nvidia-glx-current and rename nvidia-glx to nvidia-glx-stable? And IMO 
> proprietary software is black box no matter how much you have tested it.
> --
> Sandis

Because of the sheer amount of work and confusion this would cause.

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