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AMD Catalyst 12.9 For Linux Brings Few Good Changes

The AMD Catalyst 12.9 graphics driver for Linux was released on Thursday.
14 September 2012 - Released - 43 Comments

The Weakest Spot Of The AMD Gallium3D Driver

In the discussion about the latest AMD R600g driver improvements by Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor shares some of his personal views on the open-source graphics driver itself.
12 September 2012 - Views - 2 Comments

Marek Cleans-Up & Refactors R600g Driver

Marek Olšák has continued with his passionate development contributions to the R600 Gallium3D driver, being one of the few independent contributors continuing to make heavy contributions to this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver.
11 September 2012 - Lots Of Commit - 33 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Reorders Atom State Emission

The R600g patches for reworking the atom state emission ordering have landed, after having to infer the ordering sequence from the Catalyst binary blob command stream.
10 September 2012 - R600g - 10 Comments

Radeon Power Management Still An Incomplete Mess

When talking about the state of open-source Radeon driver features last weekend, one of the areas to first be criticized within the forums was the improper power management of the open-source AMD Linux graphics driver.
7 September 2012 - Radeon PM - 62 Comments

AMD Catalyst For Linux On The "Blacklist Of Junk"

While the Catalyst Linux graphics driver was overhauled five years ago, not everyone is satisfied with the closed-source AMD Radeon Linux graphics driver. Here's some interesting comments by a prominent Linux developer and his less than stellar Catalyst experience.
6 September 2012 - AMD Catalyst - 96 Comments

AMD: Five Years Of Open-Source Linux Graphics

It was five years ago today that AMD's open-source strategy for Linux graphics driver support was publicly unveiled.
6 September 2012 - Five Years - 7 Comments

Five Years With The Modern AMD Catalyst Linux Driver

Today marks five years since the revolutionary AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver was announced to the world by Phoronix. While the driver still had a lot of work ahead, it was September 2007 that brought the brand new Catalyst Linux driver that shared more code with the Catalyst Windows driver and ushered in a new era for AMD with providing same-day Linux driver support, performance improvements, and new functionality to match the Windows driver.
5 September 2012 - Release Celebrations - 13 Comments

The State Of Open-Source Radeon Driver Features

For those curious about the state of various features for the range of ATI/AMD Radeon GPUs on the open-source Linux graphics driver stack, the feature Wiki continues to be maintained.
2 September 2012 - Feature List - 223 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Driver Still Missing Features

For those that enjoyed seeing the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver TODO list but aren't able to contribute due to not owning any Radeon HD 7000 series hardware, there also exists an R600 Gallium3D driver TODO list that is in need of some attention.
31 August 2012 - R600g

OpenGL 3.0 Now Handled For All Of R600 Gallium3D

Marek Olšák has continued with his "R600g" driver hacking. The latest patch-set coming from this prolific independent contributor to Mesa allows for anti-aliasing and transform feedback for Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" GPUs.
30 August 2012 - GL3 Compliance - 17 Comments

RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Gets A Big TODO List

The AMD Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards have been on the market for about nine months now, and while there is AMD Catalyst Windows/Linux driver support, the open-source driver support still leaves a lot to be desired. If you are a developer looking to dive into open-source graphics drivers, a comprehensive TODO list has been written.
28 August 2012 - Lots TODO - 9 Comments

KDE 4.10 KWin To Properly Support AMD Catalyst

KWin, KDE's compositing window manager, will better play with the AMD Catalyst binary blob in the KDE 4.10 release by enabling direct rendering and the OpenGL 2.x back-end for those using the latest Catalyst driver.
27 August 2012 - AMD Catalyst - 24 Comments

Radeon Gallium3D Now Does MSAA On R600

Thanks to the great work of Marek Olšák, the prolific independent contributor to Mesa/Gallium3D that is still at university, AMD Radeon HD 2000/3000 "R600" hardware now has MSAA (anti-aliasing) support from the open-source Linux graphics driver.
27 August 2012 - MSAA R600g - 26 Comments

Radeon Gallium3D Gains Greater MSAA Support

As expected, with Marek Olšák requesting a delay in branching Mesa 9.0 so that he can land more features, support for multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) for more ATI/AMD Radeon hardware has landed plus there's improved anti-aliasing support for currently-supported GPUs.
23 August 2012 - Marek Rules - 16 Comments

AMD Catalyst Will Not Support Wayland Anytime Soon

Last week we heard news that NVIDIA is at least evaluating support for their binary graphics driver with Wayland, but on the AMD Catalyst binary driver side it doesn't look like they will be supporting the next-generation Linux display architecture "anytime soon", according to a reliable source.
20 August 2012 - Catalyst-Wayland - 103 Comments

Radeon Driver Begins Stacking Changes For Linux 3.7

The Radeon DRM driver already has a few features in its development branch that is being prepared for merging into the future Linux 3.7 kernel.
17 August 2012 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 7 Comments

AMD Catalyst 12.8 Driver For Linux: Not Exciting

A Catalyst 12.8 proprietary driver release is now available for Linux, but it doesn't pack much in the way of changes.
16 August 2012 - 12.8 Catalyst - 20 Comments

AMD Publishes "Southern Islands" ISA Documentation

AMD has published their instruction set architecture (ISA) documentation for the "Southern Islands" graphics processors that are used by their Radeon HD 7000 series products.
15 August 2012 - ISA Documentation - 8 Comments

Radeon PRIME Import/Export Support For Libdrm

Support within the DRM user-space library for handling PRIME import and export of GEM buffer objects has been committed for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
13 August 2012 - DRM PRIME - 13 Comments

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