Linked by Rahul on Tue 24th Feb 2009 23:09 UTC
Fedora Core Among the many new features for Fedora 11, a newly added one is Nouveau becoming the default driver for Nvidia cards in Rawhide. Nouveau is an effort to create a completely free and open source 3D driver for Nvidia cards. Fedora 7 originally included this driver installed but not enabled by default. Red Hat recently hired Ben Skeggs, one of the primary Nouveau developers and Nouveau driver has been accepted by the Fedora Engineering team to be the default driver for Nvidia cards with the legacy nv driver as a fallback option. Nouvaeu already supports more chipsets, RANR 1.1 support, Accelerated XRENDER, Textured Video support for many cards that are not covered by the nv driver which has been hampered by a lot of obfuscated code as well. Phoronix has other details.
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RE[2]: Is-it meaningful?
by segedunum on Wed 25th Feb 2009 17:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Is-it meaningful?"
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The goal of Fedora doing this is move the free software projects forward. When Fedora 9 included KDE 4, the feedback helped KDE 4 improve to where it has gotten today.

That's not what they and others have been saying previously over the issue, and they've even validated the approach KDE's developers took with KDE 4.0 by saying that and doing what they did with other packages. Previously the position was that KDE 4.0 wasn't ready but they were promised that it would be OK so they included it anyway.

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