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  • Intel Pushes Open-Source Support For Ivy Bridge

    Phoronix: Intel Pushes Open-Source Support For Ivy Bridge

    Just as I had said two weeks ago: expect Intel "Ivy Bridge" open-source Linux support to be pushed to the Linux 2.6.40 kernel. This code was pushed today in preparation for the Linux 2.6.40 kernel. It will land in a similar manner to Valve's Source/Steam native Linux support coming soon, early AMD Bulldozer benchmarks, ATI/AMD's "Orka" Linux driver support in the past, etc. Here's Intel's Ivy Bridge code that enables next-generation hardware support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTM4Mg

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    It will land in a similar manner to Valve's Source/Steam native Linux support coming soon, early AMD Bulldozer benchmarks, ATI/AMD's "Orka" Linux driver support in the past, etc.
    Huh? I don't follow that. Was this just a randomly generated list of previous articles you could link to?

    First you say the driver code has been released, and will soon be added to the upstream mainline kernel. Ok.

    Then you compare that to the rumored Source/Steam release which you claim is coming out, but hasn't yet (unless you're saying it will also come out with 2.6.40 for some reason? It doesn't have anything to do with the kernel AFAIK.

    Then you mention bulldozer benchmarks. That's not even code. Are you saying that bulldozer CPUs are coming? They shouldn't require any special code to support them.

    Then you mention a past ATI driver which was released. Again, not seeing the connection. It was released a long time ago, what does that have to do with Ivy Bridge support?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
      Huh? I don't follow that. Was this just a randomly generated list of previous articles you could link to?

      First you say the driver code has been released, and will soon be added to the upstream mainline kernel. Ok.

      Then you compare that to the rumored Source/Steam release which you claim is coming out, but hasn't yet (unless you're saying it will also come out with 2.6.40 for some reason? It doesn't have anything to do with the kernel AFAIK.

      Then you mention bulldozer benchmarks. That's not even code. Are you saying that bulldozer CPUs are coming? They shouldn't require any special code to support them.

      Then you mention a past ATI driver which was released. Again, not seeing the connection. It was released a long time ago, what does that have to do with Ivy Bridge support?
      There's one common point... If you don't understand it now, it should become apparent soon.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post
        There's one common point... If you don't understand it now, it should become apparent soon.
        After thinking a little bit, I get that the ATI driver and the Source/Steam releases were/are doubted. But everyone knew Bulldozer CPUs were coming, and I didn't think there was any doubt about Ivy Bridge support either.

        I guess I'll just have to wait and find out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
          After thinking a little bit, I get that the ATI driver and the Source/Steam releases were/are doubted. But everyone knew Bulldozer CPUs were coming, and I didn't think there was any doubt about Ivy Bridge support either.

          I guess I'll just have to wait and find out.
          Haha, well this is literally the worst night possibly for Intel to drop the IVB code.... But just wait and see, or think at least on a much broader scale.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            I don't get it aswell, but I guess it's too early in the morning for it to make any sense to me.

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            • #7
              Because the "No doubt, Steam is coming to Linux" article is slightly over 1 year old?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Flyser View Post
                Because the "No doubt, Steam is coming to Linux" article is slightly over 1 year old?
                nearly as old as the release of the Mac Steam Client ? ( wikipedia says 12 may 2010)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                  Huh? I don't follow that. Was this just a randomly generated list of previous articles you could link to?

                  First you say the driver code has been released, and will soon be added to the upstream mainline kernel. Ok.

                  Then you compare that to the rumored Source/Steam release which you claim is coming out, but hasn't yet (unless you're saying it will also come out with 2.6.40 for some reason? It doesn't have anything to do with the kernel AFAIK.

                  Then you mention bulldozer benchmarks. That's not even code. Are you saying that bulldozer CPUs are coming? They shouldn't require any special code to support them.

                  Then you mention a past ATI driver which was released. Again, not seeing the connection. It was released a long time ago, what does that have to do with Ivy Bridge support?
                  The first time when I read this, I though...."Well, Michael must be got enough with Augustiner last night"
                  Be cool Michael, everybody has such nights

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                  • #10
                    For God's sake...

                    Michael, don't compare the Ivy Bridge code (whose integration to the Linux kernel is an evidence) with Steam/Source/VALVe games (which won't come, at least not before 9 years in development ; hopefully, it will have been worth the wait).

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      There's one common point... If you don't understand it now, it should become apparent soon.
                      Is this meant to be a serious news site or jeopardy?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rabauke View Post
                        Is this meant to be a serious news site or jeopardy?
                        Somewhere between I should think; closer to Wired than The New York Times. Really it's a one man show with a limited audience, and good for him for keeping it going.

                        He probably has been told (off the record?) that some code is coming and wants to make a big TOLD YOU SO moment out of when it arrives to put pie in the face of all the ney-sayers. Trying to build it up by pulling a Gabbo.

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                        • #13
                          Charles Babbage

                          Some people have the ability to think broadly and can see connections among many points, thats how scientists come to know about unknown.

                          works from Charles Babbage made some think today's PC is coming

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by imamdxl View Post
                            Some people have the ability to think broadly and can see connections among many points, thats how scientists come to know about unknown.

                            works from Charles Babbage made some think today's PC is coming
                            Huh ???
                            What's the point ???

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                            • #15
                              Curious...

                              Ok, now I'm curious. Michael said we released this code at about the worst time possible, and I gathered that was because we'd be overshadowed by some other news event. But I haven't seen anything big announced lately that seems relevant... but maybe I'm just not casting my net wide enough.

                              Michael?

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