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    Phoronix: AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager

    AMD's Catalyst Linux driver has improved substantially over the past few years. Years ago the Catalyst Linux driver was in shambles with its performance being utterly poor, it lacked enthusiast-oriented features like CrossFire and OverDrive, and ATI customers had to wait months -- sometimes in excess of a year -- for any driver support in Linux. All of this though has changed with AMD now providing same-day Linux support, a near feature parity to the Windows Catalyst driver, and first-rate performance. Playing a critical role in improving the ATI Linux support has been Matthew Tippett, serving as the engineering manager for Linux Core Engineering since joining ATI Technologies in 2003. To put it in perspective, when Matthew started work at ATI, only the FireGL graphics cards were supported under Linux. However, today will be his last day serving ATI / Advanced Micro Devices.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14314

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    Really to bad to see him go. Its really nice when members of a company talk so often on forums, it gives the customers and the enthusiast a great perspective of whats going on. Thanks you Matthew!


    "Aside from his involvement with the Phoronix Test Suite, Matthew will also be contributing some articles to Phoronix. "
    Cant wait!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Phoronix: AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager
      This would be an excellent opportunity for AMD to pull the plug on fglrx and shift development resources to the open source driver.

      Matthew will also be contributing some articles to Phoronix.
      Great, I can't wait to read his article on UVD internals Anyway success with your new job Matthew.

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      • #4
        [/QUOTE]Great, I can't wait to read his article on UVD internals [/QUOTE]

        Don't think he will be introducing anything about the uvd internals, maybe after amd has released info about it.


        @mtippett
        congrats with the new job. nice to hear you'll be involved with the testsuite and better yet writing articles for phoronix.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by monraaf View Post
          This would be an excellent opportunity for AMD to pull the plug on fglrx and shift development resources to the open source driver.
          Yeah, except that right now fglrx is considerably further along that it's foss counterpart.

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          • #6
            @mtippet: cheers mate!

            Having used them since the r200 days, it's in no small part due to fglrx improvements that I've switched to a full-time linux user now.

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            • #7
              Cheers

              Good luck with your new job, Matthew And thanks for your great work at AMD.

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              • #8
                Too bad I don't like palms

                Good luck, though.

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                • #9
                  I would like to thank good man Matthew for every single words&comments in:
                  http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19710

                  Matthew's successor at Advanced Micro Devices to lead their Catalyst Linux driver into the next decade is not yet known.
                  I'll bet that anonymous is A.D..

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                    This would be an excellent opportunity for AMD to pull the plug on fglrx and shift development resources to the open source driver.
                    That's like people saying Opera should open-source their browser.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the Linux work all these years and your contribution to the community Matthew

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by geamandura View Post
                        That's like people saying Opera should open-source their browser.
                        In fact, that's what they should do. And for Matthew Tippett, good luck
                        Last edited by bulletxt; 10-30-2009, 07:46 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Good Luck on your next job and many thanks for the driver as it is today. I hope your successor is good as you or even better

                          Thank you

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                            Phoronix: AMD Loses Its Linux Core Engineering Manager

                            AMD's Catalyst Linux driver has improved substantially over the past few years. Years ago the Catalyst Linux driver was in shambles with its performance being utterly poor, it lacked enthusiast-oriented features like CrossFire and OverDrive, and ATI customers had to wait months -- sometimes in excess of a year -- for any driver support in Linux. All of this though has changed with AMD now providing same-day Linux support, a near feature parity to the Windows Catalyst driver, and first-rate performance. Playing a critical role in improving the ATI Linux support has been Matthew Tippett, serving as the engineering manager for Linux Core Engineering since joining ATI Technologies in 2003. To put it in perspective, when Matthew started work at ATI, only the FireGL graphics cards were supported under Linux. However, today will be his last day serving ATI / Advanced Micro Devices.

                            http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14314
                            Was this the major advancement mentioned in the 9.10 catalyst release article?

                            Anyway, I wish the best of luck to Matthew on his new projects.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by m4rgin4l View Post
                              Was this the major advancement mentioned in the 9.10 catalyst release article?
                              Nope......
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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