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Old 08-24-06, 04:00 PM   #20
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Default Re: Nvidia has open source drivers at

Originally Posted by netllama
We plan to address the seemingly different code yet same version issue in a future update. As you theorized, the functionality is the same, however some (older) distributions had special build requirements which required driver code changes to work around.

" seemingly different code " : say What?!?
There is no "seemingly" to it. The code is different. .(period)

Nvidia knows that is wrong way to do things. Old boxen that need special code to work are (almost) never supported by special releases of any software. The code, the latest code/version, is supposed to address any such issue. Otherwise it is a hack and nothing but a hack. Hacks are okay (by me) but they don't belong in the mainstream and certainly should NEVER have the same version or name as the mainstream code. Nobody releases hacks with same name and version number as the main code!

Pull the files, change the hacked versions names to forcedeth_nv.c and sata_nv2.c (and probably the same for the others...). Rev the number from 1.11 to 1.12 and put 'em back up.

It's an hour, at most, for the whole thing.... no big deal.
Edit: well, no big deal at this time ... .

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... Open Source. Just do it.

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