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    Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD Pulls In FreeBSD's AMD Radeon Driver

    In late August an open-source AMD Radeon KMS graphics driver was added to FreeBSD after being ported over from the Linux kernel; this new Radeon KMS driver will be a feature of FreeBSD 10.0. DragonFlyBSD developers have now in turn ported the FreeBSD Radeon graphics driver to their BSD distribution...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ4MTA

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    Cool!

    I hope the DragonFly BSD developers manage to contribute some patches back to Mesa and Radeon to improve the drivers for everyone!

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      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      I hope the DragonFly BSD developers manage to contribute some patches back to Mesa and Radeon to improve the drivers for everyone!
      This won't happen. DRM/KMS is a *huge* piece of code, which requires very specific knowledge. The port is mostly a one man work, and it's already a lot of work to keep it up to date. I don't think dragonfly developpers will have time or want to improve significantly the code.

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