It's been nearly six months since xf86-video-ati 6.9.0
was released, but we're finally nearing a new version of this open-source ATI driver. David Airlie
has announced the release of the first xf86-video-ati
6.9.1 release candidate.
Presented in the first xf86-video-ati 6.9.1 release candidate (v184.108.40.206) are several new features. Mode-setting support for the RV710
GPUs has been added with DCE 3.2 support to the DDX driver, initial support for Apple eMac computers, improved HDMI
support, enhanced TexturedVideo
support, interlaced mode support, EXA
fixes, big-endian AtomBIOS
support, and R500-700 TV-Out support
In the realm of TexturedVideo improvements are bi-cubic shaders, large triangle rendering to decrease tearing (Radeon Driver Gets Tear-Free X-Video
), and v-synced X-Video support.
The R500-700 TV-Out support that's made possible through the use of AtomBIOS isn't enabled by default but can be toggled through the xorg.conf ATOMTvOut
The xf86-video-ati 6.9.1 release candidate is also made up of quite a few other changes too. The release announcement with full change-log and source download links can be read here