I wonder if there is any plan about updating catalyst-legacy drivers or not. I expect an update at least about wayland support in the future. Am i too optimistic ?
By allowing changes they allow things to remain fluid and don't shoot themselves into the foot with promises they cant keep.
This change, in regards to the Nvidia driver, SOUNDS like a pointer or a #define that pointed to a set of numbers was changed into a function which returns the set of numbers. Though thats just a quick reading, I could be wrong on that. Want to know why? Check the kernel's git log and if the summary isn't enough, email the developer.
The difference is a new Mac version comes out once a year, a new windows version typically comes out every 2 years (though this may be every year now), and in the linux world we get a new version every 2 or 3 months. Why? Release Early. Release Often.
Hey guys honestly now I believe the article is WRONG!
Does anyone of you actually tried to install the 13.11 beta1 fglrx under Kernel 3.12???
Or just speak hypothetically??
I say it is NOT built under kernel 3.12! Neither under 3.11... Only patched maybe!
From the release notes:
They support the linux versions these distributions have at the time.Linux Distributions Supported:
The AMD Catalyst™ 13.11 Beta V1 Driver for Linux is designed to support the following Linux distributions:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Suite 6.3 and 6.4
SUSE® Linux Enterprise 11 SP3
OpenSUSE 11.4 and 12.1
Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 13.04
But then, they also write stuff like this in there:
The following packages must be installed in order for the AMD Catalyst™ Linux graphics driver to install and work optimally:
This is because I just switched to NVidia. Thanks, AMD. I turn around and you start to get your shit together.
Not only drivers are getting better (mostly opensource ones which is the most significant) also the R 2xx hardware is superior to nvidia's cards and even cheaper a great deal.
By the way can someone tell me how the hell I can install Fglrx 13.11 beta 1 under kernel 3.12 to do that testing myself?? Whatever I tried it just does NOT compile the module!
I can confirm this works.
AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta, Linux 3.12rc5, Ubuntu 13.04.