Re: Still no kmod for new nvidia

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Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 07/20/2010 05:53 AM, Michael Miles wrote:
>>      I am finding it hard to deal with as RPMFusion and Fedora are two 
>> seperate thing but when it blocks a update then yes I do think it is a 
>> Fedora issue.
>>   
> 
> Among the mainstream distributions,  Fedora is unique in that, it
> doesn't have a official non-free repository or repo for patent
> encumbered code.  Although RPM Fusion is as close as it gets,  it should
> be noted that RPM Fusion is a third party repository with a different
> infrastructure.  Fedora simply does not care about proprietary kernel
> modules or any third party kernel module for that matter.  If Fedora
> does, the kernel maintainers, add it as a patch rather than leave it as
> a kernel module package.   This means,  if you run a third party repo, 
> support for it within Fedora is limited. 
> 
And if you run Radeon chipsets which worked with FC6 and FC9, should you expect 
that the developers would spend time on gamer features like 3D and compiz while 
long time users run in text mode or VESA mode at best? Not everyone can throw 
away what was a pretty decent laptop when it gets to be three years old.

Lately it feels as if developers are not adding features but breaking or 
removing support as well, as though there were some limit on the number of 
chipsets which can work.

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