As many of you have noticed, there are big updates pushed in the repositories. Merging all of them into one big repository is still ongoing; but as part of it all builds now come from these git repositories:
Feel free to create merge requests or ask access to them.
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Both Fedora 23 and RHEL / CentOS 7 packages now host VLC with all plugins enabled, so this means you can listen/watch any kind of multimedia file on both distributions. Obligatory screenshot (CentOS 7):
Of course you can also play Blu-Ray discs with it.
Gstreamer “bad” plugins
Fedora contains also Gstreamer “bad” plugins with all possible options enabled. Some statistics:
$ gst-inspect-1.0 | grep Total
Total count: 227 plugins, 1483 features
Packages for both “ugly” and “bad” plugins are coming for CentOS/RHEL 7 as well.
Updated multimedia packages
Also the update brings in quite a few updates on multimedia libraries (live555, FFMpeg, x265, dcadec, etc.).
Fedora 24 support
Fedora 24 support is coming, most of the packages have been rebuilt and all repositories will be available before the release. Starting from Fedora 24, you can enable all repositories with or without RPMFusion being enabled. This means I will try to maintain compatibility but you will not require to enable it.
The Nvidia driver has been updated to 364.19 on all supported Fedora releases. This brings in mode setting for the
nvidia-drm module and Vulkan support. In the current state, mode setting works only in conjunction with a custom Wayland and the module does not provide an
fb driver for the console. The Wayland patches have not been merged (and is not going very well on this side) and a KMS console is not there; so basically even enabling it just brings absolutely no difference to your experience. As such, modesetting is disabled.
It also brings instability to both my systems, so I guess it needs to mature some more before being usable. To enable mode setting, perform the following changes:
# echo "options nvidia-drm modeset=1" > /etc/depmod.d/nvidia.conf
# depmod -a
To be more precise, some kernel command should be removed when the kernel module gets also a
# grubby --update-kernel=ALL --remove-args='nomodeset gfxpayload=vga=normal'
# sed -i -e 's/nomodeset gfxpayload=vga=normal //g' /etc/default/grub
At the moment, those parameters are still added by the package as there is absolutely no benefit in enabling mode setting. As I said, you will reboot and get absolutely no difference.
As usual, let me know of any problems. I will be away for holiday for 3 weeks, so do not expect a prompt reply!