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    Phoronix: Mesa 7.6 Planned For Release Next Week

    Intel's Ian Romanick has publicly outlined his plans to have the release of Mesa 7.6 next week. A release on Monday is being planned, which would be timed with the start of the X Developers' Conference taking place in Portland and would also get this updated Linux graphics stack out the door for those distribution vendors wanting to ship a released version of this code in their new distributions. At the same time, Ian is hoping to deliver a Mesa 7.5.2 stable release for those users wanting more mature, stable code...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzU1NQ

  • #2
    Fuck off Ian!!!

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    • #3
      Someone's mad I sea!

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      • #4
        Can I say YUMMY toward the release, not dungeon's proposal...

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        • #5
          You can say it, but i'm not dungeon i'm mad Max.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dungeon View Post
            You can say it, but i'm not dungeon i'm mad Max.
            Have a cuppa java broski

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            • #7
              Their rooms smells like mesa release.

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              • #8
                Will Mesa 7.6 contain r600 support? And if so, is it mature enough to run compitz/kwin composite with it?
                That would be awesome!

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                • #9
                  I was wondering about that too. It wasn't mentioned in the article, but there is clearly R600 code in the 7.6 branch. However, I don't know what the state of that code is or how well it gels with what's happening in kernel land.

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                  • #10
                    We're still seeing text corruption running Compiz on DRI1. Until we can figure out what is causing that, I don't think we can justify the risk associated with pushing all the recent 3D changes into 7.6.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ex-Cyber View Post
                      I was wondering about that too. It wasn't mentioned in the article, but there is clearly R600 code in the 7.6 branch. However, I don't know what the state of that code is or how well it gels with what's happening in kernel land.

                      "I guess the question is that the current r600 code in the 7.6 branch
                      is much less stable than the code in master. But for 7.6 I guess we
                      can just say r600 isn't stable yet and not built it by default"

                      From: http://www.nabble.com/Re%3A-More-on-...p25478675.html

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                      • #12
                        I'm not sure whether Alex meant stable in terms of "it's not changing every day" or "it's not reliable". Most of the changes since the 7.6 branch seem to be "improvements" rather than "bad bug fixes"... at first glance it seems like there are only a few fixes we would need (primarily the ones before Sep 12) to make 6xx/7xx support in 7.6 useful.

                        The r600 driver would still need to be disabled in any distro release which automatically enabled Compiz if a suitable driver was found, because of the text corruption issue. In those cases users would need a post-release Mesa update (once the text corruption bug is found and fixed) to enable 3D hardware acceleration on 6xx/7xx.
                        Last edited by bridgman; 09-24-2009, 09:27 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Will the new Mesa support the R100 chips? I have an IBM T42 that has an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics chip.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                            In those cases users would need a post-release Mesa update (once the text corruption bug is found and fixed) to enable 3D hardware acceleration on 6xx/7xx.
                            Oh, DRI1 is still having it? It's not in DRI2, me thinks.
                            Edit: I've been reading that comment many many times and it seems I read it wrong. Never mind.
                            Last edited by nanonyme; 09-24-2009, 10:40 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Yep, TFP seems to work in DRI2 over GEM/TTM; it's just the DRI1 path that shows corruption.

                              Then again the idea of having a common memory manager was to make things like TextureFromPixmap simpler and more efficient, so I guess it's not a surprise

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