[arch-dev-public] Move the catalyst drivers from extra to AUR/Community

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:58:22 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 13:54, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
> It happened again: Ubuntu released a not yet published driver to their
> unstable repos to prepare the 9.04 isos. See
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzE0Nw
> The driver were not even published to the AMD beta program. Not one
> word on the list about any progress with Xorg 1.6. That makes sense how
> they treat the community beside the holy Canonical.
> Well. Our community picked it already up and pushed a package to AUR and
> I think this time it's not a license violation because Ubuntu will have
> received a special ok to publish this driver.
> So now I'm going to remove the drivers from extra very soon. Any
> objections?
> I'm also going to ask to remove my account from the "beta program".
> It's a pity that our community will loose this last chance to catch the
> non existent support.
> If you want fun, read
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_beta_declassified&num=1
> Read the 2nd page and think about "what the program is not"...
> I'm done with this closed crap now.
> -Andy
I can just see the headlines now, "Arch Linux calls ATI crap, drops
support for graphics"

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