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Re: [opensuse-factory] The Future of SaX2
  • From: Egbert Eich <eich@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:41:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091202124157.GN14203@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 12:48:15AM +0100, Daniele wrote:
Il mercoledì 02 dicembre 2009, Cristian Rodríguez scrisse:
On 01/12/09 19:46, Felix Miata wrote:

My point is the near future death of

SaX2 will not leave those of us whose hardware doesn't work with
xrandr with no alternative.

If you find such hardware, open a bug report so it can get fixed..

Maybe a corner case (very old chipset) but such hardware still exists.

Yes, these are the corner cases. This laptop uses a trident chipset
and DDC reading doesn't work (either because there is no support for
DDC from the panel or some other reason).
Also the Trident driver doesn't support the new version of xrandr.

In such cases a config file would help. This however begs the
question how much time and efford do we want to spend supporting this
hardware: it's the typical 80/20 game where 20 percent of the systems
require 80 percent of the work.
Also should this effort be spent maintaining SaX2?
IHMO the proper solution would be to fix up those old drivers. But a
lot of people who know how to do this don't have the hardware any more.

If the free software community was working the way it's always been
painted this would not be a problem at all: those people who still
have and use this harware would just do this themselves... oh, well.

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