If this is your first visit, be sure to
check out the FAQ by clicking the
link above. You may have to register
before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages,
select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
The current Open Source radeon drivers still don't support things like hardware-accelerated DVD playback (XvMC) even though cards as old as the Radeon 9200 are capable of doing so. And there's TV-OUT support, too. So I don't think ATI are going to be worried for a long, long time.
ATI/AMD probably won't be frightened for a long time.
While they don't support the driver by offering up developers or specifications, they will not interfere or try to bring down the Avivo driver. Their server integrated chipset is to the extent that they support the open-source Radeon driver, but it was an AMD developer who had added the initial RS400 series support to the Radeon driver and they do some other things as well. In the (unlikely) event they get any crazy ideas to interfere with the Avivo driver, I would personally interject and raise hell with them.
Suppose I owned an R200 card and wanted to use its XvMc functionality. Is there anything I could do to get the ball rolling, please? (I have an LCD monitor - the most recent version of fglrx that supposedly supported R200 just resulted in a blank screen.)
And is there anything I could do to ensure that my R530-based laptop's XvMC capability doesn't languish too?
Every bit helps, don't underestimate the power of the press. OK don't over estimate it either .. :-)
But sure as hell no need to bicker amongst ourselves; I'm pretty sure that ATI/AMD want's all the customers it can get. Not being Evil is a large part of the corporate image.
And i'm pretty sure phoronix the reference when it comes to linux hardware.
Everybody with ati/amd hardware's patience has been tried time and time again. for the past 6months it this hype "just hang in there a little longer" has been maintained by phoronix, i'm pretty sure that if even
phoronic/Michael don't believe in it, we sure as hell wont either.
I wonder how much "if you want to use beryl/compizFuzion, don't buy an ati card" has already cost AMD. I'm pretty sure it's more than I make a year.
And euhm if Michael posts a harse provocative news worthy comment against ati. It will end up on slashdot/digg/.. and I'm pretty sure it'll reach many eyes.
I almost forgot... GO AVIVO, keeping an eye on developments i'll probably start running it soon