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task #9251: Add more video drivers

Submitter:  Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
Submitted:  Sun 29 Mar 2009 08:32:15 PM UTC
Should Start On:  Sun 29 Mar 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 29 Mar 2009 12:00:00 AM UTC
Priority:  7 - High Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open

Sun 03 Jan 2010 01:45:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Marking as high priority.

Possible alternatives include:

  - Use Linux drivers via lib-linux framework.
    - pros: lib-linux almost complete.  copylefted driver code.
    - cons: parts (but not all) of Linux community hostile to GPLv3.  cooperation can be difficult.

  - Use X11 drivers via lib-x11 framework.
    - pros: license is GPL-compatible.
    - cons: lib-x11 framework doesn't exist yet.  non-copylefted code;  possible vector to indirectly benefit handcuffware.

A combination of both approaches is also feasible.

Robert Millan <robertmh>
Group administrator
Sun 29 Mar 2009 08:32:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

Vladimir Serbinenko <phcoder>
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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2010-01-03 robertmh Priority5 - Normal 7 - High
        SummaryAdd more terminals (for graphical terminals, write video drivers for them). Add more video drivers

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