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    Phoronix: Marek Has New Set Of Radeon MSAA Patches

    Marek Olšák published a set of twelve patches earlier this week for improving the AMD R600 Radeon Gallium3D driver support code for MSAA...

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

  • #2
    Thank you marek!

    You're one of the reason I will never have to use Catalyst on linux anymore. I thank you very much.

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    • #3
      I forget - isn't Marek not an AMD employee? If so, is there some reason why he isn't?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        I forget - isn't Marek not an AMD employee? If so, is there some reason why he isn't?
        Rumour has it that he was offered a job, but he chose to finish his studies instead.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
          I forget - isn't Marek not an AMD employee? If so, is there some reason why he isn't?
          Last time i heard he was still in school but at least i hope someone at AMD will be kind enough to buy him a porsche at some point.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
            Rumour has it that he was offered a job, but he chose to finish his studies instead.
            Wise choice and that should only make him more valuable later on

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
              Wise choice and that should only make him more valuable later on
              Dont know about that... academic grades does matter less and less theese days. maybe I am wrong here but in germany it does not help you much to get a job.... its more like a min-requirement for some jobs... but like google manager said last week or so... good grades doesnt matter anymore at least for them.

              I dont think it helps you very much today... except like I said in germany and maybe on some other companies worldwide it is a min-requirement but for such a specialist that will most likely get applications from companies for starting a job I dont thinkt he would earn 1 dollar more or less with or without that grade.

              maybe if he gets older and needs still work because he did not get rich or he lost the money or something maybe in 20 years that matters.

              I have a diplom but today I even regret it a bit... you set maybe some wrong expectations... and you get older both helps you not by finding a job.

              Maybe I get discriminated by my weight, thats not illigal here for that reason and even if it would be try too proofe that ^^.

              here in germany job experience is basicly all if you have it you get a job if you dont its basicly excepted that you make more or less salary-free prakticas first... or again like I said if you are very lucky have a business appearence and have specialiest one some old garbage technology like java or even better even if you are retarded if you are willing to do SAP you will get a good payed job. But I have some self-respect so I am instead diplom-unemployed for some years now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                Dont know about that... academic grades does matter less and less theese days. maybe I am wrong here but in germany it does not help you much to get a job.... its more like a min-requirement for some jobs... but like google manager said last week or so... good grades doesnt matter anymore at least for them.

                I dont think it helps you very much today... except like I said in germany and maybe on some other companies worldwide it is a min-requirement but for such a specialist that will most likely get applications from companies for starting a job I dont thinkt he would earn 1 dollar more or less with or without that grade.

                maybe if he gets older and needs still work because he did not get rich or he lost the money or something maybe in 20 years that matters.

                I have a diplom but today I even regret it a bit... you set maybe some wrong expectations... and you get older both helps you not by finding a job.

                Maybe I get discriminated by my weight, thats not illigal here for that reason and even if it would be try too proofe that ^^.

                here in germany job experience is basicly all if you have it you get a job if you dont its basicly excepted that you make more or less salary-free prakticas first... or again like I said if you are very lucky have a business appearence and have specialiest one some old garbage technology like java or even better even if you are retarded if you are willing to do SAP you will get a good payed job. But I have some self-respect so I am instead diplom-unemployed for some years now.
                I have 2 degrees and I can assure you I wouldnt be where I am today if I didnt get them. I don't regret going to school at all. Marek has certainly made the right choice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                  Dont know about that... academic grades does matter less and less theese days. maybe I am wrong here but in germany it does not help you much to get a job.... its more like a min-requirement for some jobs... but like google manager said last week or so... good grades doesnt matter anymore at least for them.
                  Depends on what sort of jobs you are aiming for. A talented and accomplished coder just might be aiming higher.

                  In big companies' R&D departments you need a degree, and if you want to progress anywhere, a PhD is a must.

                  Besides, not everyone goes to a university because they want more money. There is intrinsic value in learning.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                    Dont know about that... academic grades does matter less and less theese days. maybe I am wrong here but in germany it does not help you much to get a job.... its more like a min-requirement for some jobs... but like google manager said last week or so... good grades doesnt matter anymore at least for them.

                    I dont think it helps you very much today... except like I said in germany and maybe on some other companies worldwide it is a min-requirement but for such a specialist that will most likely get applications from companies for starting a job I dont thinkt he would earn 1 dollar more or less with or without that grade.

                    maybe if he gets older and needs still work because he did not get rich or he lost the money or something maybe in 20 years that matters.

                    I have a diplom but today I even regret it a bit... you set maybe some wrong expectations... and you get older both helps you not by finding a job.

                    Maybe I get discriminated by my weight, thats not illigal here for that reason and even if it would be try too proofe that ^^.

                    here in germany job experience is basicly all if you have it you get a job if you dont its basicly excepted that you make more or less salary-free prakticas first... or again like I said if you are very lucky have a business appearence and have specialiest one some old garbage technology like java or even better even if you are retarded if you are willing to do SAP you will get a good payed job. But I have some self-respect so I am instead diplom-unemployed for some years now.
                    Not everything is about getting a job or making money. I'd say its pretty clear this guy has a genuine interest in technology and wants to learn more before committing to a career. Learning more about other areas of software/hardware is only going to make him (or anyone for that matter) a better developer, there is nothing worse than working with someone who is narrow minded and has only one view on how things can be done because they have only ever worked in one field and never completed formal (or even informal self educated) study. The idea of a degree is to give you a well rounded knowledge base that will stay with you for the rest of your life, its not just about the piece of paper.

                    As for your current job situation obvious I dont know your background or what you do with your time, but the one thing I would say is you probably need to be more proactive. Aside from a degree the best thing you can have on your resume these days is a reference to some open source contributions, it shows you are both passionate about programming and have a willingness to learn. Setup an account at https://www.ohloh.net/ so that you can easily track your contributions and you can then give one link in you resume that potential employers can look at.

                    If your looking for a project to get started with I would gladly offer some suggestions. Being unemployed you have a big advantage here as you should have the time to rack up some considerably large contributions. Myself working full time and having a family I find it hard to find the time to contribute regularly however even my small contribution have helped both getting jobs and even recently I was contacted out of the blue by Google for a phone interview without ever applying for a job.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                      Dont know about that... academic grades does matter less and less theese days. maybe I am wrong here but in germany it does not help you much to get a job.... its more like a min-requirement for some jobs... but like google manager said last week or so... good grades doesnt matter anymore at least for them.

                      I dont think it helps you very much today... except like I said in germany and maybe on some other companies worldwide it is a min-requirement but for such a specialist that will most likely get applications from companies for starting a job I dont thinkt he would earn 1 dollar more or less with or without that grade.

                      maybe if he gets older and needs still work because he did not get rich or he lost the money or something maybe in 20 years that matters.

                      I have a diplom but today I even regret it a bit... you set maybe some wrong expectations... and you get older both helps you not by finding a job.

                      Maybe I get discriminated by my weight, thats not illigal here for that reason and even if it would be try too proofe that ^^.

                      here in germany job experience is basicly all if you have it you get a job if you dont its basicly excepted that you make more or less salary-free prakticas first... or again like I said if you are very lucky have a business appearence and have specialiest one some old garbage technology like java or even better even if you are retarded if you are willing to do SAP you will get a good payed job. But I have some self-respect so I am instead diplom-unemployed for some years now.
                      sure a code monkey doesn't need a degree in 99% of cases where he writes code

                      thing is, that learning about stuff (as in, what's possible, what's out there in programming) and having at lest decent understanding of algebra and statistics helps, if only so that you know how to benchmark properly

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                      • #12
                        Superhero

                        Marek is the Radeon superhero!

                        He is the guy who really does all the work on the Radeon driver, he is awesome!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by timothyja View Post
                          Not everything is about getting a job or making money
                          yes thats a valid point, and he must maybe not have fear to find nothing after he is done because he specialiest in something interesting. I did study also not for a job but for the experience and get more experience even more in live than in coding or math or something.


                          Originally posted by timothyja View Post
                          As for your current job situation obvious I dont know your background or what you do with your time, but the one thing I would say is you probably need to be more proactive. Aside from a degree the best thing you can have on your resume these days is a reference to some open source contributions, it shows you are both passionate about programming and have a willingness to learn. Setup an account at https://www.ohloh.net/ so that you can easily track your contributions and you can then give one link in you resume that potential employers can look at.
                          But I had a job before I studied got 3800 DM that was 1900 Euro before taxes, without any real official training grade. I just got in my technical school beside studying allowence an "proofed assistent for communication and information technics" I got that job at that time 1 call to a company and I got the job no other applications needed.
                          It was a java job Jsp to be more clear. I knew way less stuff than I know now... its not the point... I got many invites and I get still some for interviews... I was on 30 or so interviews... I dont want to anymore now... Its to much brainfuck. So its not my contributions (made as example a singstar like game and released it under gpl3 and some other stuff).

                          I dont even really know what exactly the point is. there are 3 maybe problems. 1. Maybe I got a bit depressed working at the end of my study to much and then the moving away... so that helps not with your pressence in a interview and when I then got some refuses that helped here not too 2. specialiest in linux and python primary, was open to others but to be open does not matter they have to much people per job to not make somebody that is perfectly for that job. 3. like I said I get very often interview-dates... nearly 50% of my applications. so I think my overweight could be a reason too. Ok that I refuse to wear a suit, too. ok there is a 4. german companies are hyper-conservative most of the time. so you have 40% java jobs 30% .net jobs and 20% SAP jobs and the rest is maybe interesting stuff. So many people try to get one of the 10% jobs. I mean I am flexible but its retarded I tryed even getting a job as network admin in that interview I learned that you have to have many experince with every tool they need or they are better people it seems. I had a interview as nomral linux system admin did not work too. I mean normaly for that jobs you dont need a academic degree. I tried to get a job as php developer I made a bigger website in php before... but it basicly did fail at the point that I did not develop this php page OO that was around the time where php5 was new and php4s OO wasnt so much used I think. But I am able to develop in several other OO languages so I find it studid that you dont get a job because of that.

                          I even got a refusel one time, because somebody else did directly fly 500 miles to that job and moved into a hotel. (If he would have said something like that is a must have point to get that job, I would done that.)

                          That leads to point 5. even if one of the other points is a issue for me to not get a job, it can only be a problem, because there are way more developers on the market than jobs are there. I find that game dumb. Especialy pervers it gets if you then hear in the media always how much I think you cant even translate that bullshit-words "fachkräfte-mangel" and you hear that to less people study technical stuff and so on... but in fact this many people that study such technical stuff now will have to move out of germany or get to a big percentage unemployed or they do moneyless prakticas. they say we have a "fachkräfte-mangel" because of the age pyramid, but that will hit if we really need this kind of people really if that happening in 10-15 years.

                          Today even in the IT sector they first have very high interest in people with 5 years experience... but everyone that dont have that are not wanted basicly. yes there are the other people that get jobs, but the demand is definativly less than people are there.

                          And basicly we IT guys are one reason that happens... its called automation and rationalisation... I now find it especialy dumb because this unemployment of people (whats a lie in the words I have many work) is a real good thing... we should jsut give a unconditional income grant. Btw what here sucks too is that its pretty hard to get self-employed, that would be a option too for me. But our social system is to unflexibel to just work a bit you have to work much there are also basicly no part-time jobs in this sector... very very unflexibal work-market for the workers, its maximum flexible for the companies now yes, but not for the worker...



                          If your looking for a project to get started with I would gladly offer some suggestions. Being unemployed you have a big advantage here as you should have the time to rack up some considerably large contributions. Myself working full time and having a family I find it hard to find the time to contribute regularly however even my small contribution have helped both getting jobs and even recently I was contacted out of the blue by Google for a phone interview without ever applying for a job.
                          I had a job interview on the phone for a google job too. So here it was definativly not my weight ^^. But the market is to hard... you have to be a expert to get a job... they dont want people that are able to learn new stuff fast, they want only experts.

                          or people that are good enough to simulate to be a expert... my wordings are not so forward, I dont say I can java I can c++, I can ruby, I can php, I can OO even in python I would maybe give me a 4 of 5 points and thats my thing. I can admin database and develop on it, I can use git, I can do packaging (for gentoo and for ubuntu ppa I did that)... I am even a kind of successful projectleader if you will, the sing-star game was a project with 2 other students but I was more or less the project leader... I would be a good integration engineer too I think... I selected the tools to work together at this time svn and some other stuff... now of course I use git instead... also for several years. my technical skill is pretty high, but I dont fit in many drawers, and I am overweight something like that must be the problem ^^
                          Last edited by blackiwid; 07-03-2013, 06:10 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                            Marek is the Radeon superhero!

                            He is the guy who really does all the work on the Radeon driver, he is awesome!
                            From what I've heard, radeon MSAA is still slow as hell.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by blackiwid View Post
                              you have to be a expert to get a job... they dont want people that are able to learn new stuff fast, they want only experts...
                              Well yes, this is what I've experienced too during my "orientation" phase. Having a good general education is not a guarantee to get a job. And I don't think this is a phenomenon unique to German job market.

                              You have to specialize yourself. Find something you enjoy and focus on it. Open source projects are indeed a great way to do it. When you manage that, you will have no problems finding a job. People will be calling you to work for them.

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