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Re: [gNewSense-users] EnvyNG suggests non-free drivers

From: Ted Smith
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] EnvyNG suggests non-free drivers
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:12:38 -0400

On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 02:11 +0300, Plamen Stoev wrote:
> Hello!
> The description of the packages envyng-core, envyng-gtk and envyng-qt
> says:
> "install the ATI or the NVIDIA driver
> EnvyNG is an application written in Python which will download the
> latest ATI or NVIDIA driver or the Legacy driver (for older cards)
> (according to the model of your card) from ATI or Nvidia's website
> and set it up for you handling dependencies (compilers, OpenGL,
> etc.) which are required in order to build and use the driver."
> So, it's only purpose in life is the installation of the non-free
> drivers from AMD/ATI and NVIDIA. The issue is somewhat similar to the
> issue with ndiswrapper, as EnvyNG is free software itself. Do you think
> that this package should be removed?
> Plamen

This isn't similar to ndiswrapper at all. ndiswrapper just allows
drivers written for NT to function with Linux. It doesn't
recommend/download/install non-free software.

This is more like the wrapper script for the Adobe Flash plugin, which
downloaded and installed the binary plugin from adobe.

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