Envy 0.7.3 has been released

As promised, I have released a new version of Envy (0.7.3) which will install the latest Nvidia proprietary driver (9631)

Here is the Changelog:

envy (0.7.3-0ubuntu1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fixed: the gcc-4.0 is now used in Dapper for kernel 2.6.19
* Added the support for driver 9631

– Alberto Milone (tseliot) Tue, 5 Dec 2006 00:00:18 +0100

4 thoughts on “Envy 0.7.3 has been released

  1. Regarding your previous blog (sorry if I disregard the closing of the comments by posting to this entry):

    I don’t think either that nVidia is doing something illegal by distributing the drivers, as they are shipping them under a combined BSD/proprietary license. I also think your work is terrific, and it’s important to have a nicely-working nVidia driver from a maintained add-on repository.

    I do think that distributing the driver _together_ with the kernel is a breach of the GPL, because when you do so, you’re delivering the whole package as GPL, which nVidia’s binary blob can’t satisfy. That’s one of the reasons why I think Ubuntu should not be shipping the binary blobs by default, because Ubuntu (by shipping the GPL’d kernel) is distributing the whole under the GPL.

    Great work Alberto, keep on rocking!

  2. I’d just like to say as an Ubuntu user and someone who likes Linux very much, thank you. Thank you very much for your contributions.

  3. First time I used your scipt, a nice timesaver :)

    The NVidia download URL (while running the script) gave me a 404 though (for both http and ftp). I change http://download… to http://us.download… in the script and that seemed to be do the trick. I wonder why that is…

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