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  • #21
    Originally posted by Mr James View Post
    Yeah, especially when the team AMD setup is three people waiting for a fourth...
    no they search 3 new one for the OS team and not 1 more.

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    • #22
      Question 1: What kind of drugs/meds are you on?
      Question 2: Can I have some?

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      • #23
        Originally posted by DanL View Post
        Question 1: What kind of drugs/meds are you on?
        Question 2: Can I have some?
        I realize this is meant to be funny but as I know Q he will give you a list for your first question and will agree with the second.

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        • #24
          Originally posted by d2kx View Post
          I realize this is meant to be funny but as I know Q he will give you a list for your first question and will agree with the second.
          Awesome

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          • #25
            Originally posted by mirv View Post
            I'm sure you're aware that the closed source team is larger.
            Thank you for pointing that out. Any clue as to how many closed source devs are in the team?

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            • #26
              Originally posted by Mr James View Post
              Thank you for pointing that out. Any clue as to how many closed source devs are in the team?
              By accident I just stumbled across this interview from yesterday with Terry Makedon (head of the catalyst team), were the answer is given:

              How many people does it take to bring out monthly Catalyst drivers?

              I don't have exact numbers but it is in the multiple hundreds. The one bit of trivia I do know is that at AMD we had roughly the same number of hardware engineers as we did software engineers. So as many people that it takes to design and build a GPU - you need that many more people to architect, write, and test the drivers

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              • #27
                Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                2011 catalyst news:tearfree,weight loss,h264Flash acceleration

                yes 2011 is funny time we got a light weight cytalyst because they put out the r300-r500 part and they put the xorg bin versions together.

                and we got tear-free desktop and surprise surprise finally we got h264 codex gpu acceleration in flash.

                and maybe we got an Adobe Creative Suite Linux version

                http://www.golem.de/1012/80235.html
                So you're saying the driver should work somewhere close to correctly sometime in 2011? That's good news, maybe less people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here.

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                • #28
                  Originally posted by psycho_driver View Post
                  So you're saying the driver should work somewhere close to correctly sometime in 2011? That's good news, maybe less people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here.
                  Maybe when "people will be turned off by trying to use linux on ATi hardware after reading crap spewed by shills around here" ATI will come up with a fully working driver.

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                  • #29
                    Well the usual timeframe to fix a bigger bug is something around 11-12 month. Just the xv bug has not been fixed since "invented" with the r600 hardware. I do not test other bugs, but i don't think that all will be happy with at a given time. I don't think that nvidia users are 100% happy all the time, but the bugs are less critical in most cases. The new flash plugin with vdpau support however exposed some vdpau bugs in combination with older xservers which are not yet fixed, but that's a theoretical problem for ati users

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by -EaS- View Post
                      By accident I just stumbled across this interview from yesterday with Terry Makedon (head of the catalyst team), were the answer is given:

                      How many people does it take to bring out monthly Catalyst drivers?

                      I don't have exact numbers but it is in the multiple hundreds. The one bit of trivia I do know is that at AMD we had roughly the same number of hardware engineers as we did software engineers. So as many people that it takes to design and build a GPU - you need that many more people to architect, write, and test the drivers
                      That depends, or to put it more simple... How many ATi software devs, are needed to screw a light bulb?

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