As for X.org, I will admit that it is up for X.org to justify there decisions on those points and not who does not fully grasp the complexities of the situation, but the way I understand it your problem is the fact that the X.org server shipped with most distributions is one that can be considered to be stable branches of something that is under constant development. Well, if you do not like that, then do not use one of those distros - use one that offers long term support and upgrades like a Windows version would. Use something like Ubuntu LTS or CentOS or Debian Stable. That is what most of these binary blob drivers are targeting. Do that and you will still be able to use Catalyst with those cards for years. If the average Windows desktop was as much as a moving target as Fedora or non-LTS Ubuntu release they would hit the shame issues there with proprietary blobs.
No announcement yet.
The State Of Open-Source Radeon Driver Features