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Re: [opensuse-factory] tiny-nvidia-installer removed from factory
  • From: Francis Giannaros <francisg@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 12:55:50 +0000
  • Message-id: <200611031255.54799.francisg@xxxxxxxxx>
To address a point made earlier:

Greg KH wrote:
> Both of these are third party packages, Ubuntu was forced to stop
> shipping their pre-built packages a while ago for the obvious legal
> reasons.

That's not true at all (see http://packages.ubuntu.com/edgy/x11/nvidia-glx ).
That is the package for the Edgy release, which was released just over a week
ago. It's in the "Restricted" repository, officially supported and released
by Ubuntu. These packs have never been stopped; always been there.

In fact, their future intentionson getting these included by default are even
stronger. See a spec for Feisty (the next version of Ubuntu) drafted by the
Shuttleworth himself:
https://features.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+spec/accelerated-x

All to fit into the plan of getting Beryl installed by default on feisty.

Regards,
Francis Giannaros (apokryphos)
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