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Things are looking good now!At least now Michael can tell us know someting about the driver release date, so we don't slashdot the site refreshing the page every 2 seconds like junkies without drugs!
I bet that the new team from amd/ati will give us a nice Christmas present(they had 2 months for that).
Biggest complaint that I have is that everyone over at AMD knows what the real market is (Larger than you'd think- and getting larger by the day, believe it or not...) and they didn't do what needed to be done to resolve the problem. That's one of the places that I've my biggest beef.
I know the market is getting larger but it's still small compared to Windows (rapidly growing though).
Open sourcing the driver is probably out of the question. Releasing the technical data, sans anything to do with things like Macrovision control, isn't- and should never have been an issue. AMD's rectifying that one right now, they just got to make sure there's no leakage of protection stuff, etc. so it takes time for them to validate that they're doing their due dilligence there.
Agreed it's something that'll take time for them to validate and in future they'll probably do that while they are developing it.
Actually, it's not as big as you'd think. Microsoft's numbers are heavily skewed- and that's what everyone and his dog is going off of. But, even THAT impression is changing. I watched at one of my client companies where not one, but TWO of the main OEM players (you figure which two out of Dell, Lenovo, IBM, HP, etc. they were... ) tell the client company that they had to have compelling performance on their network part ON Linux, preferably Open Sourced driver support- or they weren't going to carry their product. PERIOD. It was part of why they'd hired me- to salvage the situation.
I think in the GPU market things are just starting to settle down as far as GPU drivers go. It would've been nice for everybody to have done this years ago and continued on keeping upto date but that didn't happen.
Most of the people in the groups weren't doing that until some of the AMD fanboy types (Yes, there were some in here...) started making snide remarks. Someone made an ill-chosen choice of comments and then it really was on.And, I've been trying ever since to get people to cool their jets. It's not working. I wonder why?
I don't particularly like fanboi's. You could say I'm not a fan. I'm just trying to get people to cool down. Sure you've probably copped a bit of heat from me but that was in response to your replies to me.
Haha, they got a bunch of crappy fixes, just like us xD
And keep in mind, yoshi314, that most of their fixes are for particular games, while our problems are more general and probebly can't be fixed by some ugly hack...
Yeah, that is the most evil thing about fglrx, when radeon driver refused to build with pageflipping support, I forced it to do that and it's working...
I just want less b0rken AIGLX support... but as long as compositing in KDE4 sucks lemons, I don't care that much.
My Compiz is also badly screwed up