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Bug 609504 - Maintainership request: x11-drivers/ati-drivers
Summary: Maintainership request: x11-drivers/ati-drivers
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Proxy Maintainers
Depends on: 582406
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Reported: 2017-02-16 10:31 UTC by dosfreak622
Modified: 2017-03-15 19:32 UTC (History)
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Description dosfreak622 2017-02-16 10:31:11 UTC
Request by Stacy Walker (dosfreak622).

Reproducible: Always

See Bug #582406.
Comment 1 Coacher 2017-02-16 11:37:41 UTC
Too many bugs to add everything as blockers.
Comment 2 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-02-16 17:01:51 UTC
I can reluctantly accept this so long as the two conditions dosfreak622 outlined in are abided by:

 (1) x11-drivers/ati-drivers remains masked
 (2) x11-drivers/ati-drivers becomes an OpenCL-only package*

* because ati-drivers cannot work with the latest stable x11-base/xorg-server, and it is a burden to backport security fixes to unmaintained versions kept around solely for dead proprietary drivers.
Comment 3 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-02-21 17:36:48 UTC
I asked the proxy maintainers about the status of this bug.

They typically don't like to make someone the maintainer without having some contributions.

I suggest you start by submitting pull requests on github for making ati-drivers OpenCL-only and for supporting more recent kernels (bug 583574).
Comment 4 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-02-23 03:05:11 UTC
Looks like there might be a bug for OpenCL-only: bug 562508.
Comment 5 dosfreak622 2017-02-23 12:00:58 UTC
Yes, I plan to tackle the OpenGL-only compile flag. However, I was planning to make sure compatibility exists with newer kernels as my very first step, i.e., Bug #583574.

I will be travelling for a couple of days, so I expect I won't actually be able to submit any pull requests until I can test them on my machine (circa 1st March).
Comment 6 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2017-03-15 19:32:50 UTC
Never heard back, and it's been two weeks since March 1st. Package removed.