Mesa 10.0 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr"
Phoronix: Mesa 10.0 Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr"
The exciting Mesa 10.0 graphics driver stack landed today in the "Trusty Tahr" archive for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. For many users this means better open-source GPU driver performance, new OpenGL support, and other new features...
Related to Mesa 10.0 in Ubuntu 14.04, does anyone know if LLVM 3.4 will make it in at some point? It'd be a shame if Ubuntu's next LTS didn't enable support for RadeonSI by default, and that's somewhat dependent on LLVM 3.4 (when the R600 back-end was enabled by default).
...and in Fedora four days ago
It landed in Fedora Rawhide (21) on 12-05:
why didn't we get a news story?
AMD VDPAU bugfix also included
There was a bug in the AMD VDPAU driver - it incorrectly reported some video decoding capabilities. VLC (and possibly others) wouldn't use VDPAU for video decoding in that case (althugh mplayer did).
Now that it's fixed, VDPAU video decoding should work fine in VLC (atleast in 2.3).
Maybe because Ubuntu news stories usually create more page impressions?
Originally Posted by AdamW
Or may be because of the alleged large userbase of Ubuntu?
Because Rawhide is not the way to get packages earlier for a regular Fedora user. Ubuntu PPAs usually are and usually cause no problems.
Originally Posted by AdamW
(using Fedora and waiting for Mesa 10 and Xorg 1.15 in Fedora http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=295560 )
Ubuntu creates more pages hits because it has the largest user base, nothing maybe about it.
Originally Posted by Vim_User
Google trends and each other serious search and trend method support this fact. (Spoiler: distrowatch is not one of these with its page count method).
I don't know much about Google trends, but if it's measuring how many people search for Ubuntu, maybe that's because Ubuntu users tend to require more help than other Linux users. It's known as a noob friendly distro, I certainly started on it. And I required Google to figure out everything. Linux is a steep learning curve to those migrating from Windows, I remember being bemused by Aptitude (wait...how exactly do you install a program? You don't go to the website of the maker and download an installer?...weird!). Whereas now, as a much more savvy Arch user, my first port of call is the Arch webpage/forums which answers most of my queries. Google is my second port of call.
Originally Posted by tmpdir
I'm actually wondering why it takes for Arch Linux so long to update to Mesa 10.0, can't believe Ubuntu beat it to it
I'm as well hoping Ubuntu includes llvm 3.4 to offer a good open-source experience with AMD graphics.