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    Phoronix: First X.Org Server 1.15 Snapshot Released

    Keith Packard has announced the release of xorg-server 1.14.99.1, the first X.Org Server 1.15 development snapshot ahead of the official release in the second half of 2013...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1ODI

  • #2
    Isn't this release supposed to include xwayland stuff??

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    • #3
      Wow already, and AMD still only supports 1.13

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      • #4
        XWayland

        Give us XWayland damnit!
        Hurry up already!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by enfocomp View Post
          Wow already, and AMD still only supports 1.13
          Thats why if you want open source drivers...you got Intel. If you want closed source drivers, you go Nvidia. Nvidia typically has same-week support for new X releases and new kernel when necessary.

          AMD's OSS driver is....eh though the UVD support does make it more attractive.
          and
          AMD's closed source driver is very slow to support new X releases and new kernels.

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          • #6
            I would like to thank Keith and all the other people behind this great project. Thank you guys.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ericg View Post
              Thats why if you want open source drivers...you got Intel. If you want closed source drivers, you go Nvidia. Nvidia typically has same-week support for new X releases and new kernel when necessary.

              AMD's OSS driver is....eh though the UVD support does make it more attractive.
              and
              AMD's closed source driver is very slow to support new X releases and new kernels.
              I agree totally, having a much better experience on my NVIDIA systems over the AMD ones. I can actually use alpha/beta/daily builds and the latest kernels with NVIDIA using their proprietary drivers. It just pains me, the lost potential, because AMD is very comparable to NVIDIA in Windows and usually offers the best "bang-for-the-buck".

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              • #8
                i don't understand. isnt xwayland supposed to be merged by October. if they miss the date, then fedora isn't gonna be able to ship wayland by may next year, right?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by garegin View Post
                  i don't understand. isnt xwayland supposed to be merged by October. if they miss the date, then fedora isn't gonna be able to ship wayland by may next year, right?
                  Red Hat can always package anything they want in Fedora. It wouldn't be the first distro-specific patches on top of an upstream project.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by enfocomp View Post
                    Wow already, and AMD still only supports 1.13
                    Ha, ha - funny that was my first thought... Well actually it was that AMD Catalyst legacy (2xxx-4xxx series) has yet to even support Xorg 1.13. In fact you can't officially install it on OpenSUSE 12.3 - because that (last time I tried) has no repositories listed for Xorg 1.12 (built against the 12.3 libraries)... Switching to Tumbleweed on OpenSUSE 12.2 and pinning the Xorg packages works - but holds up systemd/udev updates and will break eventually anyway...

                    My next notebook will have an Nvidia GPU - no matter how much more it costs me!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                      Thats why if you want open source drivers...you got Intel. If you want closed source drivers, you go Nvidia. Nvidia typically has same-week support for new X releases and new kernel when necessary.

                      AMD's OSS driver is....eh though the UVD support does make it more attractive.
                      and
                      AMD's closed source driver is very slow to support new X releases and new kernels.
                      Currently I have R500 (X1900) and R800 (HD5850) and as someone who already installed and readied 4 Intel systems (3 of which Sandy/Ivy), I would say radeon opensource driver is more than a match with Intel driver, except in 3D performance/watt.
                      The bare hardware performance is still sufficient to cover the gap of radeon driver inefficiency at 3D. So you can safely count radeon in, except when its laptop. But then - I have a R500-based laptop and its working pretty good, while some users reported Intel laptops to have power management problems...

                      AMD closed source driver was never something good, that's what AMD should nail at last in its own policy for good.

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