Why does drivers/firmware get downgraded or upgraded during OS upgrades? [answered]

asked 2016-02-14 00:53:18 +0200

JoHe gravatar image

updated 2018-10-13 12:30:10 +0200

Edit: coderus answered here.

As seen in Settings > About device > Device adaption (Laitteen ajuriversiot in Finnish) was in Sailfish OS (Eineheminlampi) but it is now in OS version (Saimaa). What is the reason for downgrading?

Edits for Jolla phone:

  • SOS (Taalojärvi) upgraded to
  • SOS (Aurajoki) downgraded to

Jolla C:

  • SOS (Aurajoki) had
  • SOS (Aurajoki) upgraded to
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It's in 2.0.1 FYI.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2016-02-14 01:57:56 +0200 )edit

So it's a countdown; when it reaches, it finished ;-))

Holger ( 2016-02-14 12:29:34 +0200 )edit

“The calendar of the Theocracy of Muntab counts down, not up. No-one knows why, but it might not be a good idea to hang around and find out.”

― Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters

G.Ohrner ( 2016-02-14 14:34:14 +0200 )edit

In Sailfish (Taalojärvi) the version is So we are going up again!

JoHe ( 2016-05-11 19:57:19 +0200 )edit

Complete guess, but: they found a regression in a package that doesn't change in many areas simultaneously (or at least a regression that they couldn't isolate the cause of), and because of the nature of their build / distribution system decided that it was simpler to switch back to the earlier package, rather than package it up again with a version bump...

[I prefer the apocalypse explanation though... :) ]

MikeHG ( 2016-09-09 16:22:18 +0200 )edit