[Dev] Unblacklisted Mesa
lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Tue Jun 12 19:36:48 GMT 2018
Because Mesa was a point of contention last year, I'm publicly
discussing this here.
I've unblacklisted extra/mesa, and am going to remove libre/mesa. The
- libre/mesa said "free" instead of "open-source" in pkgdesc
- libre/mesa removed most everything from /etc/drirc
The reason libre/mesa existed (or continued to exist after 2017-03) is
because: /etc/drirc configures workarounds for specific buggy
applications, and the stock file from upstream is a growing database
of them. Most of these end up being proprietary applications, since
free applications get patched, rather than needing workarounds in the
Emulatorman had considered these references to non-free programs to be
significant enough to warrant repackaging it.
I disagree, I don't believe the collection of workarounds in
/etc/drirc to be a freedom problem. It isn't *trying* to load them
(like Linux might with non-free blobs). The user won't be confused in
to thinking something is wrong if the non-free thing isn't installed.
~ Luke Shumaker
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