[aur-general] Putting bumblebee and friends into [community]

josephgbr at archlinux.info josephgbr at archlinux.info
Sat Mar 2 11:42:51 EST 2013

Em 02/03/2013 09:53, Sven-Hendrik Haase escreveu:
> Hi,
> I'd like to gather some opinions on this. I was thinking about putting
> bumblebee, primus and bbswitch into [community] as it doesn't look as
> though nvidia is going to fix this properly in their driver any time
> soon. I know about the GPL symbol drama and the supposed fix that is 
> in
> mainline now but how long until nvidia releases a working driver that
> makes use of all that?
> Until then, I think bumblebee is an ok fix. For laptops with optimus,
> bumblebee is pretty much a necessity if you want any kind of battery
> life and acceptable sound levels. I have a laptop with optimus and use
> bumblebee all the time and I think it would make sense to have it in
> [community]. The sad fact is that bumblebee is currently the only
> working solution for optimus.
> Normally I wouldn't ask the mailing list for something mundane as 
> moving
> packages but as bbswitch is a kernel module and as bumblebee is not 
> very
> highly regarded as a good solution even by its developers, I thought
> it'd make sense to ask here first before people got angry.

I need this package and it gives me headache on every kernel update. 
I'd be awesome if you move it to [community]. Thanks for the initiative!

Rafael Ferreira

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