Radeon vs. RadeonHD Fighting Continues
If you thought disputes among X.Org developers were going to stop in regards to there being two leading ATI drivers (xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd) after RadeonHD switched to using AtomBIOS, guess again. Daniel Stone committed a change to the X Server this morning that drops the RadeonHD driver from the X.Org module build infrastructure.
Of course, this led to Luc Verhaegen (one of the RadeonHD developers at Novell) bringing this up on the X.Org mailing list. Luc doesn't see shipping two drivers for the same hardware is a problem, but some other developers see that as a support issue. Throw in differing views on RandR 1.2 and other features, and you have a good old argument and flaming among X.Org developers.
View this thread to read the latest on the Radeon vs. RadeonHD fighting among Luc, Daniel, Keith Packard, and others.
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