[pkg-nvidia-devel] New release schedule

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Tue May 20 20:21:23 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:27:37AM -0700, Randall Donald wrote:
> I'm hoping that we can release a new upload by this weekend if not
> sooner. 
> To summarize the changes that have been done or wish to include:
> - the wfb library has not been installed. (randy)
> - old patches are kept out of the binary packages. (randy)
> - linux-modules-nonfree-2.6 integration (len) 
> - Add the 2.6.25 patch (todo)

Unfortunately my change for linux-modules-nonfree-2.6 works for 2.6.24
but not 2.6.25, and I can't figure out why that is.  My guess is that
linux-modules-nonfree-2.6 is using the wrong syntax to call the kernel
build system, but why it works for a bunch of other modules I have no

Adding the 2.6.25 patch is as simple as sticking the file in the patches
directory (and removing the 'false &&' part from the rules file that
handles patches).

> The Xen issue might be problematic. Hopefully we can find a xen patch
> that works. It will be a problem for the prebuilt modules packages too. 

I found a few patches, but none of them appear very well tested.  nvidia
certainly does not appear to support xen enabled kernels.  Has anyone
asked the kernel team what they were thinking when they made i386 have
xen enabled and amd64 not have it enabled?  The lack of consistency
doesn't make any sense.

> I'd also like to get all three nvidia-settings and nvidia-xconfig up to
> date soon.

That should take me very long to do.

Len Sorensen

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