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  • #16
    Don't listen to the Qtroll (I suggest blocking it). ATI releases monthly driver updates (much more frequently than that other big company). Seeing as how their Linux code is based off of the Windows code, of course they don't release them separately. It's not like there are a bunch of changes between each driver. Often, I look at the release notes (windows and Linux) and wonder why they really bothered...

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DanL View Post
      Don't listen to the Qtroll (I suggest blocking it). ATI releases monthly driver updates (much more frequently than that other big company). Seeing as how their Linux code is based off of the Windows code, of course they don't release them separately. It's not like there are a bunch of changes between each driver. Often, I look at the release notes (windows and Linux) and wonder why they really bothered...
      Actually, the Q is right. He actually isn't really trolling, well maybe about the Microsoft part, but I don't have much knowledge there. The drivers are actually finished 2 months earlier than they are released. The rest of the time is for testing and packaging contributions.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
        Actually, the Q is right. He actually isn't really trolling, well maybe about the Microsoft part, but I don't have much knowledge there. The drivers are actually finished 2 months earlier than they are released. The rest of the time is for testing and packaging contributions.
        Really though, it wouldn't surprise me if the Microsoft part was correct too. However, there are definitely technical reasons. If the Windows build isn't working correctly (due to problems with the renderer, not packaging,) the Linux version often has the exact same bug.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
          Really though, it wouldn't surprise me if the Microsoft part was correct too. However, there are definitely technical reasons. If the Windows build isn't working correctly (due to problems with the renderer, not packaging,) the Linux version often has the exact same bug.
          be sure they really wait for the microsoft WHQL every 3 months..

          if you search in the forum you can find bridgman posts about this answering questions about that.

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          • #20
            AMD's blob isn't late - they never give a time precisely so that they're not committed to a date for release, just in case some last minute problem pops up. I also wouldn't be surprised if they delay releases so they can coincide (likely delaying the linux release to coincide with the windows one).

            In response to Godwin's Law taking effect - has anyone here actually been to any of the Holocaust memorial sites? Just curious.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by mirv View Post
              In response to Godwin's Law taking effect - has anyone here actually been to any of the Holocaust memorial sites? Just curious.
              Yes.

              The comments here are less than tactful.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                Yes.
                The comments here are less than tactful.
                QFE (character limits)

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
                  The drivers are actually finished 2 months earlier than they are released. The rest of the time is for testing and packaging contributions.
                  And this means Microsoft is oppressing you?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                    Yes.

                    The comments here are less than tactful.
                    Oh well, at least people are free to make such comments. I'm not a fan of them either, but I do trust people mean it only in jest.
                    And that's all I'll say here about that - it's offtopic now.
                    More on-topic: just reinstalled gentoo so 11.1 should be the first driver install where I don't have to manually install the package (long story, I really buggered things up a while back!).

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                    • #25
                      Q probably already knows this, but for any of you that want 100% no screen tearing, ever. This release is for you

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                      • #26
                        I wish people would just respect their NDA and stop making broad claims based on their limited experience with the beta driver.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                          I wish people would just respect their NDA and stop making broad claims based on their limited experience with the beta driver.
                          and what should people without any NDA do ?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
                            Really though, it wouldn't surprise me if the Microsoft part was correct too. However, there are definitely technical reasons. If the Windows build isn't working correctly (due to problems with the renderer, not packaging,) the Linux version often has the exact same bug.
                            Yes, it's PROBABLY in the Linux driver too. But if it isn't, it means the bug is in the OS side. And that makes (if it is really happenind) delaying the Linux driver because the Windows one fails because of Windows a violation of competency. I'm not sure if it is illegal (I think it must, because a product with a failure makes the competition one to not be released), but it is unethical.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                              I wish people would just respect their NDA and stop making broad claims based on their limited experience with the beta driver.
                              The way the Catalyst beta driver release cycle can be easily found on the internet. Not only that, but Q has been spreading rumors forever, it honestly wouldn't surprise me if they actually fixed screen tearing in the upcoming release.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by LinuxID10T View Post
                                Q probably already knows this, but for any of you that want 100% no screen tearing, ever. This release is for you
                                I wonder, will this also help rotated monitors? Nvidia and radeon vsync fails once you rotate a monitor - I really hope fglrx can shine here!

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