Not only is the X.Org community preparing for the release of X Server 1.8
and Mesa 7.8
(both of which had new RCs issued today), but the Intel OSTC team is preparing to push out the xf86-video-intel 2.11 DDX driver that will be part of their recommended 2010Q1 graphics driver stack.
The Intel 2.11 X.Org driver offers initial Sandy Bridge GPU support
, the KMS page-flipping ioctl
, DRI2 swap events
, major code cleaning, and numerous other changes to this 2D UXA / X-Video driver component.
The xf86-video-intel 2.11 driver should be officially released in the coming days, but this evening a new xf86-video-intel 2.11 release candidate is available. The last 2.11 release candidate was tapped out about one month ago
. This new RC carries a couple regression and bug fixes, as is mentioned in the release announcement