RFC: xserver update strategy in F21+

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Nov 17 20:33:39 UTC 2014

Adam Jackson wrote:
> One thing we might have to play by ear is the interaction with binary
> drivers.  The nvidia legacy driver, for instance, does not always have
> builds available for arbitrarily new servers, which means updating the X
> server might change you to an nvidia driver that no longer supports your
> hardware.  Depending on how severe that cutoff is, it might be cause to
> pin a particular Fedora release at a given server version.  I don't
> think this is presently a problem, but it could be in the future.

IMHO, we should not let proprietary drivers hold us hostage that way. We do 
not and should not support them. We don't even ship them. So we should just 
upgrade X if the software we ship is ready for it. If some proprietary 
driver breaks, its users get to keep the pieces.

        Kevin Kofler

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