[Dev] Unblacklisted Mesa
megver83 at hyperbola.info
Wed Jun 13 14:11:53 GMT 2018
El 12/06/18 a las 15:36, Luke Shumaker escribió:
> Hi all,
> 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
> differences are:
> - 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
> graphics driver.
> 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.
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