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Intel Pushes Out Its 2.12 X.Org Driver To RC State

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Published on 15 June 2010 07:16 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Intel has rolled out their first release candidate for their forthcoming xf86-video-intel 2.12 DDX driver update. The Intel 2.12 X.Org driver, as we have already mentioned twice brings faster 2D performance, among other changes.

These performance enhancements target 915G/945G/Pineview graphics chipsets and speed-up the glyph rendering process, avoid using software fall-backs in some scenarios, better performance with large windows, and the driver now avoids migration ping-pong with gigantic drawing.

This driver has also been enhanced with GEM support for XvMC and the video overlay. Last but not least, there's a whole collection of bug-fixes and other work that has piled up into the open-source Intel X.Org driver over the past quarter.

The release announcement along with more details on this xf96-video-intel 2.12 release candidate can be found on the Intel mailing list. The final release of the xf86-video-intel 2.12 driver should come in the next month.

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