[aur-requests] [PRQ#17034] Deletion Request for xf86-video-nv

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Tue Dec 17 21:44:42 UTC 2019

waschtl [1] filed a deletion request for xf86-video-nv [2]:

* This package is superseded. The package extra/xf86-video-nouveau can
presumably do everything this one does, just much more smoothly.

* This package is no longer developed. The most recent version is
2.1.21 from 2017-01-17. In 2010, NVIDIA stated that this driver will
not get support for new cards, and future X server versions will only
be supported "within reason" [1]

* This package causes confusion. A newcomer to proprietary NVIDIA
drivers in Arch will see the various nvidia* packages, assuming they
only contain a kernel module. Since they in fact also contain the xorg
driver, there is no package named xf86-video-nvidia. Before realizing
this, they are likely to attempt to use this package due to its
similar name, assuming that the names haven't been homogenized.

* This package is an orphan.

* This package does not compile with the current version of xorg due
to its dependency on X-ABI-VIDEODRV_VERSION=23. It also contains an
explicit conflict with all other versions. Presumably this might be
fixed in 2.1.21, but in almost 3 years, no one stepped in to update
this package.

[1] https://www.ubuntu-user.com/Online/News/NVIDIA-Drops-Xf86-video-

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/waschtl/
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/xf86-video-nv/

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