[PATCH xorg-server] adds nouveau as standard driver for linux systems

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Mon Mar 21 07:54:44 PDT 2011

On 3/19/11 1:58 PM, Thomas Schneider wrote:

> The abi only breaks when the distribution uses to old nouveau code.
> Normally the ABI does not break and many distributions already use
> nouveau as default without any problems.

This, sir, is false.  I believe what you mean to say here is "many 
distributions use nouveau as default, and therefore have to cope with 
nouveau's inability to use versioning".  I can assure you that this is 
not the same thing as "without any problems".

For example, commits like this:


where the API to the userspace drivers changed, should have been 
accompanied by bumping it to libdrm_nouveau.so.2.

- ajax

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