(Crowd funded) fix for SiS 671/771 video cards

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Sun May 12 08:55:11 PDT 2013

On 05/12/13 03:16 AM, Connor Behan wrote:
> If you mean included with an Xorg katamari, there is probably no point.
> Most distros package individual components. As for why some drivers like
> these need to be downloaded from unofficial git repos while other
> drivers that are equally old have official git repos on freedesktop.org?
> I don't know why that is.

The repos on freedesktop.org are the drivers that either originated from
X.Org (most originally from XFree86 before the fork) or which the authors
have asked us to host in our repos for collective development, allowing
X.Org developers to update the drivers when they change the server API.

I'd actually never heard of this xf86-video-sis671 before this thread,
so presumably the author likes keeping it separate, hidden, and fully
their responsibility to keep working.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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