[aur-general] Shall I move mplayer-vaapi to [community]?
vi0l093 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:17:00 EDT 2010
On Tuesday 17 August 2010, at 08:23:17, Ionuț Bîru <ibiru at archlinux.org>
> Did catalyst resolved the issues that we had with it some time ago?
> If yes catalyst should be repacked properly if you want it in repos,
> like nvidia is.
No, catalyst is still away from good support of upstream kernel/xorg-server.
For xserver 1.7 support we had to wait for nearly 5 months! Plus we have to
wait 2 months for them to put my 1 line patch which serve kernel 2.6.34
support, 1 line! Sure it's now supporting xserver 1.8 and kernels up to
2.6.36-rc1 but it's bad idea to put it to official repo just because of that.
Catalyst actually support just few distros, and that distros are generally far
from upstream. I was actually crossing all my fingers for xserver 1.9 (which
has new abi) in ubuntu 10.10. But it was worth it... <sigh> so we don't need
to wait for new xserver support for 5 months, just 2...
Anyhow my point is that catalyst atm isn't ready to land in official repo, it's
far far away from Arch Way, and i think that catalyst should show at least one
year of good support before we could put it to official repo again.
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