If you thought disputes among X.Org developers were going to stop in regards to there being two leading ATI drivers (xf86-video-ati
) 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.