This week marks the one year anniversary since AMD had announced its open-source strategy
and in two weeks will mark the anniversary of the xf86-video-radeonhd code release
that contained R500 and R600 mode-setting support
, but not much more. Celebrating this one year milestone was a celebration with Luc Verhaegen, Jerome Glisse, and Egbert Eich during XDS 2008
at the The Bad Ass
pub in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Discussed at this four-person celebration was the current progress of the open-source ATI as well as DRM hacking for open-source CrossFire (though a laugh at this point), performance counters, the RadeonHD driver, and a whole lot more.