primus - only useful with bumblebee
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Package primus has as sole purpose to offload OpenGL processing to a secondary graphics card more powerful than the primary one.
Only known use of primus, and how it is packaged for Debian, is in tight connection with bumblebee for use with specific NVIDIA graphics cards.

Proposed solution: Drop

mladen created this task.May 8 2017, 2:16 PM
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zlatan.todoric closed this task as "Resolved".May 20 2017, 10:39 AM

bumblebee is free software (bumblebee-nvidia is not but we don't have and I patched bumblebee to not have it). primus is also free software unless proven otherwise.

mak lowered the priority of this task from "95" to "Freedom Issue".Aug 19 2017, 5:10 AM
jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] primus" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] primus - only useful with bumblebee (which is only useful with non-free NVIDIA driver)".Oct 21 2017, 1:30 PM
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jonas.smedegaard reopened this task as "Open".Oct 21 2017, 1:34 PM

I disagree with closing this issue: Bumblebee is in Debian main because Debian covers free _licensing_ but not indirect promotion of non-free stuff.

According to its package description, the sole purpose of bumblebee package is to enable the use of non-free NVIDIA driver.

jonas.smedegaard closed this task as "Resolved".Oct 21 2017, 5:22 PM

Looking closer, Bumblebee seemingly also supports the free nouveau driver, so is indeed Free (by our current threshold of freedoms).

jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] primus - only useful with bumblebee (which is only useful with non-free NVIDIA driver)" to "[FREEDOM ISSUE] primus - only useful with bumblebee".Oct 21 2017, 5:22 PM
jonas.smedegaard removed a parent task: T231: nil.
jonas.smedegaard changed the title from "[FREEDOM ISSUE] primus - only useful with bumblebee" to "primus - only useful with bumblebee".
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jonas.smedegaard changed the task status from "Resolved" to "Invalid".Nov 10 2017, 2:17 PM

Status "invalid" more accurate than "closed".

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