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    I am going to keep asking this question, regular as clockwork, on the last day of each and every month, until the long-overdue and promised 6.13 driver is released :

    When are you going to release that driver guys ?

    Please don't add to your already bad reputation by saying "when it is ready".

    What is the feedback from RC2 ?
    Will there be an RC3 ?

    Your excuse that you will not be "held to ransom" by timetables is wearing mighty thin. If you have time to piss around with other projects ("displacement activity"), then you have time to Do The Right Thing.

    This is directly to the developers and no-one else. I am sick fed up of people sticking in their tuppence and airing their irrelevant views. And as for the violent nutjobs, well the least said about them the better ...

  • #2
    Why the hell do you care so much?

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    • #3
      You just couldn't resist it, could you ?

      Originally posted by RealNC View Post
      Why the hell do you care so much?
      I thought I made it clear that I was not inviting irrelevant claptrap from the usual suspects.

      There is no obligation on my part to answer any questions here. The onus is entirely on the developers to explain their tardiness.

      However, suffice to say, it is the responsibility of ALL linux users to unswervingly hold the developers to account. Anyone who cannot see that, needs to have a long hard look at themselves.

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      • #4
        Please stop this bullshit, it will not help having a release soon, do you understand it?
        You aren't also the only one waiting for a stable 6.13, I have several debian machines which already have 6.12.902.
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        • #5
          No, YOU Stop

          Originally posted by darkbasic View Post
          Please stop this bullshit, it will not help having a release soon, do you understand it?
          You aren't also the only one waiting for a stable 6.13, I have several debian machines which already have 6.12.902.
          Thanks for your "advice". Needless to say, I totally disagree with your assessment.

          The only way that driver is EVER going to be released is if the developers are shamed into action.

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          • #6
            Just fork it.

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            • #7
              Your general demeanour in posts is quite frankly unacceptable.

              I can't even begin to imagine what must have happened in your life to make you such a horrible person, but clearly you have issues that go far beyond those you seem to find of such importance here.

              Please do the rest of us a favour, and take your abusive rants elsewhere. Preferably somewhere that offers you the medical attention you are so clearly in need of.


              Originally posted by gordboy View Post
              I am going to keep asking this question, regular as clockwork, on the last day of each and every month, until the long-overdue and promised 6.13 driver is released :

              When are you going to release that driver guys ?

              Please don't add to your already bad reputation by saying "when it is ready".

              What is the feedback from RC2 ?
              Will there be an RC3 ?

              Your excuse that you will not be "held to ransom" by timetables is wearing mighty thin. If you have time to piss around with other projects ("displacement activity"), then you have time to Do The Right Thing.

              This is directly to the developers and no-one else. I am sick fed up of people sticking in their tuppence and airing their irrelevant views. And as for the violent nutjobs, well the least said about them the better ...

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              • #8
                Gordboy, this is not the way to handle things when you are upset with free software. If you continue in posts like these you will be banned.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  That's terribly unfair. I've read a lot worse in this forum, with a special mention for the "conspiracy DE" thread shut down (finally) after being alive for ages. What's this guy doing that would deserve a ban? I am actually interested in hearing what he has to say and what, if anything, is the answer from the developers. They are perfectly free to ignore him if so they prefer. Is it OK to rant and vituperate only as long as some holy cows are not mentioned?

                  I don't condone abusive talking--of which, in any case, I haven't seen much in this specific thread--but less than that I can't stand double standards.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by yotambien View Post
                    That's terribly unfair. I've read a lot worse in this forum, with a special mention for the "conspiracy DE" thread shut down (finally) after being alive for ages. What's this guy doing that would deserve a ban? I am actually interested in hearing what he has to say and what, if anything, is the answer from the developers. They are perfectly free to ignore him if so they prefer. Is it OK to rant and vituperate only as long as some holy cows are not mentioned?

                    I don't condone abusive talking--of which, in any case, I haven't seen much in this specific thread--but less than that I can't stand double standards.
                    He has caused issues in other threads and has already been warned, and there are a number of forum members complaining.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #11
                      I'm aware of the publicy available information--I follow Phoronix assiduosly--and that's why I posted here. I remember the other thread, and honestly, until the very end, when things got surreal, it wasn't anything unheard of except for the involvement of some (rightly or not, it doesn't matter) pissed off developer and that the target of the criticism was part of the open source crowd. What I wasn't aware of is that user complains actually have an effect and can even dictate what opinions are allowed to be expressed.

                      Look, I think you do a terrific job over here and I can only imagine how much time the whole Phoronix business may take. As well as I can imagine what sort of forum you would like to have, with an increasing participation of developers from as many projects as possible to elevate the level of commentary and attract more users. Still, I'm pretty sure any developers who feel the urge to reply can handle this without requiring your censoring hand.

                      And since I want to be coherent, I'm sure Gordboy himself can also put forward his case in a much better manner than I can, so I'll leave it here. Take this as what it is: an individual element in your set of user opinions.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yotambien View Post
                        that's terribly unfair. I've read a lot worse in this forum, with a special mention for the "conspiracy de" thread shut down (finally) after being alive for ages. What's this guy doing that would deserve a ban? I am actually interested in hearing what he has to say and what, if anything, is the answer from the developers. They are perfectly free to ignore him if so they prefer. Is it ok to rant and vituperate only as long as some holy cows are not mentioned?

                        I don't condone abusive talking--of which, in any case, i haven't seen much in this specific thread--but less than that i can't stand double standards.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yotambien View Post
                          Still, I'm pretty sure any developers who feel the urge to reply can handle this without requiring your censoring hand.
                          He already dubbed the answers as excuses and gives terrific bullshit of something being held for random even though everything's publicly available for anyone to use in the git trees. Which one of these models genuinely is the best:
                          a) Release dates carved in stone, drop features if necessary, features that get in are stable and users feel betrayed because they again missed the features they wanted
                          b) Release dates carved in stone, put in the newest features immediately, release quality piece of shit and users feel betrayed because their computers crash all the time
                          c) Release dates When it's ready (tm) basis, versions actually have the features they are promised to have, features that get in are stable and users feel betrayed because they can't be promised when the version is ready

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                          • #14
                            The last major remaining issue is bug 27284:
                            http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27284

                            The code to fix GetImage performance (which is needed by firefox and several other popular apps) seems to cause bo issues for some users that cause the command streams to get rejected resulting in corruption and slowness after a while.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by agd5f View Post
                              The last major remaining issue is bug 27284:
                              http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27284

                              The code to fix GetImage performance (which is needed by firefox and several other popular apps) seems to cause bo issues for some users that cause the command streams to get rejected resulting in corruption and slowness after a while.
                              By amusing coincidence, I was working on a git bisect for this exact problem when I decided to take a break and browse phoronix. Certain flash video sites trigger it with great reliability on my machine. Glad I didn't submit a dup bug report

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