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  • 8.41: "Proprietary is as Proprietary Does" Edition...

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    • Since we can't really predict what we're gonna call each release, heres a pool of them I made up that can be used for any future release. Some are lame, some are decent, i'm just going with the flow.

      1: Fool you once, shame on us, fool you twice, and we'll fool you again. No AIGLX.

      2: Whats AIGLX? Don't you mean FGLRX?

      3: We make up our bug fixes, they aren't actually real.

      4: Dell wants us to support a thing called Linux, we do but we don't really know what it is.

      5: ATI Linux Catalysts: We were drunk this month edition.

      6: ATI Linux Catalysts: Still getting over the hangover edition.

      7: New feature: Linux didn't have a blue screen of death, now it does.

      8: We make Richard Simmons look straight edition.

      9: Welcome AIGLX, and a thousand bugs for FGLRX.

      10: Removal of ATI Brand name, it actually means Annoying Tech Ignorance. We are now just AMD.

      I'll make more soon, maybe toss in some positive ones we can use, not just negatives hehe.

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      • You guys sure have no faith in the new Linux driver or AMD's other announcement...
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • I think next month's driver will be full of changes. Maybe something like:

          8.41.-2 "Who needs R300 support anyway?"


          Then the following driver will bring us the long expected new feature they have been working on for the last couple of months:

          8.42.0 "Themable Control Center"


          I am very happy that the X.org drivers work for my card!

          Greetings

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          • Originally posted by Michael View Post
            You guys sure have no faith in the new Linux driver or AMD's other announcement...
            Unfortunately for AMD, they bought a company that has consistently let us down.

            First it was closing up everything when they were one of the first to GIVE us technical information to make a driver possible. The RAGE Pro and RAGE 128 were some of the first and best supported 3D cards in the early days. I know, I helped part of that happen.

            Then it was drivers for the FireGL cards that sort of worked, weren't official, and sort of drove the other cards- when NVidia was providing largely working drivers.

            Then it was "official" drivers that they really don't support all that much. For all the statements that they support Linux, not to denigrate the work they HAVE done for us, they do a less than half-hearted job at it. This isn't due to the people doing the work- they're largely top-notch. This is due to a group of upper management that think Linux is just a lark during earlier periods. Worse, the driver is mostly useless for people that have things like Hypermemory, they have to have boards that are in UMA mode or have totally dedicated memory- or you can forget running at all.

            What you are seeing Michael, is the rage and frustration, being vented, from all of this and more. It's not that we don't believe that something's coming- it's that we've been told this repeatedly by the ATI people in the past. And, until they honestly deliver something other than just empty promises, I don't think we're going to take them much more seriously than they took us in the past.

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            • Like in WW1, "The war will be over by christmas!"...4 years later. The fglrx drivers are in much the same condition "We'll support R600/AIGLX by christmas!"...4 years later.

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              • Running out of new names for 8.41?
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • 8.41 - The still no AIGLX support-driver

                  Keep it simple.

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                  • 8.41 - Who cares?

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                    • 8.41 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.42 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.43 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.44 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.45 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.46 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.47 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.48 - The good driver is the next one
                      8.49 - The good driver is the next one

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                      • Originally posted by Moustacha View Post
                        8.41 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.42 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.43 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.44 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.45 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.46 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.47 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.48 - The good driver is the next one
                        8.49 - The good driver is the next one
                        Hahahhaha... Nice one!

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                        • 8.41 - "the point of no return"
                          8.42 - "retreaaaaat!"
                          8.43 - "the no fps zone"

                          8.44 - "844 - the number of the flaw"

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                          • Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                            Unfortunately for AMD, they bought a company that has consistently let us down.

                            <snip!>

                            What you are seeing Michael, is the rage and frustration, being vented, from all of this and more. It's not that we don't believe that something's coming- it's that we've been told this repeatedly by the ATI people in the past. And, until they honestly deliver something other than just empty promises, I don't think we're going to take them much more seriously than they took us in the past.

                            A very good, ACCURATE summary.

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                            • Originally posted by Michael View Post
                              Running out of new names for 8.41?
                              Nope, hehe. Some negatives and positives in here.

                              8.41: The day has finally come. AIGLX included.

                              8.41: We at ATI think AIGLX is evil.

                              8.41: We got everything you need, including overheating your card.

                              8.41: AIGLX included, as well as a bug that removes the whole /usr directory. Sorry.

                              8.41: We're running out of names. Straight to the point, it sucks.

                              8.41: ATI Catalysts: Open Source Edition.

                              8.41: Total burnout edition.

                              8.41: Monkey engineer edition.

                              8.41: 8.41 translated means nothing. Which means this driver offers nothing.

                              8.41: The complete turn around edition.

                              8.41: AIGLX on a bun.

                              I can make these all day haha.

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                              • With Michael taunting us like this, I have to wonder... Is 8.41 the first version number for the new codebase drivers or the last of the old ones?

                                With that in mind....

                                8.41 - Hell Just Froze Over Edition...

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