September 26th, 2009
Thanks to the folks at RPM Fusion for accepting my entirely private individual side (look at the timestamp on this post!) as a packager, my packaging of the Ubuntu-sourced GMA 500 / Poulsbo graphics driver – previously available in a repository I provided myself, as documented in this post – will be moving into RPM Fusion’s non-free repository. I sent the builds through a few hours ago; they should show up in the next set of packages pushed to the RPM Fusion non-free updates-testing branch for F11, if I’m following the procedure correctly.
While doing this, I updated the kernel module package somewhat with some patches from Mandriva – many thanks to Olivier Blin for those. In return I gave him a couple of pointers from my builds. Ain’t collaboration great? I also found a few minutes to test kernel 2.6.31 separately from X server 1.7; on my Vaio P, with a mock rebuild of kernel 2.6.31-40 but the regular F11 X server packages, everything works OK. So we’re a-OK for kernel 2.6.31 on Fedora 11 whenever that happens, which is great. I still don’t have any magic answers for X server 1.7 (Fedora 12), though. Sigh.