dropping old video drivers (was: new xorg stack in quantal-proposed)

Micah Gersten micahg at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 2 20:43:18 UTC 2012

On 08/02/2012 03:15 PM, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> <snip />
> I didn't push updates for obsolete video drivers not depended on by
> xserver-xorg-video-all, since I think it's probably time to remove them
> from the archive (we dropped them from -video-all for 11.10). This
> includes -apm, -ark, -chips, -glide, -glint, -i128, -i740, -rendition,
> -s3virge, -tseng, -voodoo. Both users of such hw can still use 12.04 for
> the next ~5y.
I would think as long as these cards are usable in machines still
supported by the kernel, it would be great to keep them (if there's not
an unreasonable amount of maintenance; I don't think rebuilds for each
new xorg stack qualifies).  I would think most of that work would be
done in Debian as well.  If Debian has dropped them, then by all means
follow suit.


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