[ubuntu-x] RFC: Naming scheme for -nvidia

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Wed Jul 1 22:35:40 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 09:18:32AM +0300, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jun 2009, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > So, I'd like to propose we modify the naming scheme for nvidia drivers.
> > Legacy drivers would be named the same as before,
> > nvidia-graphics-drivers-96 and nvidia-graphics-drivers-173.  But the
> > active driver should be named something static, like
> > nvidia-graphics-drivers-new or whatever (I'm open to better names).
> >
> > How do you guys feel about this approach?
> ACK. But what about just naming the source package as 
> 'nvidia-graphics-drivers'? Unless someone can think of a postfix which 
> won't be obsolete the day the distro is released :)

It's fine by me; I almost suggested that, but was worried it might lead
to some confusion with users?

(I also wonder about xserver-xorg-video-nvidia?  Did we avoid that just
because the package includes glx/drm drivers beyond just DDX?)


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