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Bug#692597: Bug#659440: ITP: primus -- Low-overhead client-side GPU offloading

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 2:41 AM, Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM, Aron Xu <aron@debian.org> wrote:
>>> Hi Cheng,
>>> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Vincent Cheng <vincentc1208@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> I just wanted to chip in and share the work I've done on primus'
>>>> packaging, since there aren't any readily-available .debs (or a
>>>> repository) for primus on Debian (at least, I haven't found any yet).
>>>> The packaging is definitely a work-in-progress, but IMHO primus itself
>>>> is pretty mature, and the only regression it has compared to
>>>> optirun/VirtualGL (that I've found) is that it doesn't seem to work
>>>> with nvidia-settings (a few games that I have which crash using
>>>> primusrun also crash with optirun, so no loss there).
>>>> http://www.ugrad.cs.ubc.ca/~b2c8/debian/primus/index.html
>>>> (or a direct link to the .dsc:
>>>> http://www.ugrad.cs.ubc.ca/~b2c8/debian/primus/primus_0~20121211-1~vc1.dsc)
>>> I haven't tried your package yet, but I invite you to help me maintain
>>> this package. There are many things on my plate already and it would
>>> be good to work with you, ;-)
>>> I plan to work on packaging/uploading bumblebee after 9th this month,
>>> it's not so urgent as bbswitch is still in NEW. Again, help is
>>> appreciated!
>> Since both packages are related to NVidia technologies, why not
>> maintain them under the Debian NVIDIA Maintainers
>> <pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org> group ?
>> See:
>> http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=pkg-nvidia-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
>> 2cts,
> I'm indifferent to maintaining the set of packages that bumblebee
> requires either within or outside of pkg-nvidia. On one hand,
> virtualgl/primus is only being considered in Debian right now for
> bumblebee support, but these technologies are not specifically tied to
> Nvidia. Then again, bumblebee and co. will only be necessary with the
> proprietary nvidia drivers once prime/dma-buf support for nouveau is
> fully implemented and mature (I'm unsure about what the current status
> of optimus support with the free drivers are, at this moment).
> I'll hold off on uploading my primus packaging until we come to some
> sort of consensus...

Please dont. My suggestion to use the pkg-nvidia-devel umbrella group
was simply a mean of going thing going, not stopping them.

I work within other umbrealla group and this help in situations such
as (p-n-d makes it as easy chanel for discussion):
- request DD upload from a DM
- discussion on p-n-d@d.o on complex dependencies for package. If your
package is a leaf in the dependency tree, then this does not apply to

If you feel confidant, then please upload as-is.


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