RFC: xserver update strategy in F21+

Chris Adams linux at cmadams.net
Mon Nov 17 20:54:57 UTC 2014

Once upon a time, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.at> said:
> 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.

I agree to some extent, but in the real world, there are a significant
number of Fedora users that use such third-party software.  Breaking it
with no consideration will end up pushing users to other distributions,
which shouldn't be done without forethought.
Chris Adams <linux at cmadams.net>

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