The xf86-video-intel 3.0
driver is still on the way and Intel OTC's Chris Wilson has put out today its latest development release that has stability fixes, including further TearFree updates.
The xf86-video-intel 2.99.906 driver is what was released this morning and it has fixed damage handling when rendering to a partially damaged GPU surface, improved accounting for fence over-allocation on older Intel Gen 2/3 IGPs, and other regression fixes. There's also an X-Video vsync render engine fix for Haswell graphics processors.
The major change with the forthcoming xf86-video-intel 3.0 driver is defaulting to the SNA acceleration back-end
. Originally XMir support was bundled for the 3.0 release, but Intel management decided not to support XMir
allegedly for performance reasons.
More details on the xf86-video-intel 2.99.906 release can be found via the snapshot news
. The 3.0 stable release is expected soon.