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Intel Prepares Its 2.16 DDX Feature Release

Intel

Published on 30 July 2011 03:15 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Intel is preparing its summer 2011 xf86-video-intel driver update. The xf86-video-intel 2.16 driver brings several new features to the Intel DDX, which is now available for testing in form of a release candidate.

The new work in the Intel 2.16 driver is landing of Ivy Bridge X Render and X-Video acceleration support, shared render buffer allocations for Mesa with Ivy Bridge, 30-bit deep-color support, and the still-experimental SNA (Sandy Bridge New Acceleration) architecture.

Bugs fixed in this release include misuse of resource database causing crashes after DRI clients close, crash on large strings, incorrect rendering for some core drawing operations, and crash in X-Video due to insufficient checks on batch space.

The latest driver code for xf86-video-intel can be obtained from Git.

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