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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
AMD quietly released an update to their preferred compiler, Open64, last week. The AMD Open64 4.5.2 compiler supports their next-generation "Piledriver" Fusion APUs.
13 August 2012 - AMD Piledriver - 2 Comments
AMD's Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen" graphics processors can now support multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) with the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver.
9 August 2012 - About Damn Time - 18 Comments
Earlier this week the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver hit the glxgears milestone for handling AMD's latest-generation Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards on an open-source OpenGL driver. There's still much work left, but it's moving bit by bit.
3 August 2012 - Slowly Coming Up - 11 Comments
It turns out that minutes after writing AMD Open-Source S.I. Botched, Hope For The Future, a number of "RadeonSI" Gallium3D driver commits landed in mainline Mesa.
30 July 2012 - Finally - 31 Comments
We're now going into eight months since the AMD Radeon HD 7000 series "Southern Islands" graphics cards first launched. In that time the Catalyst Linux support has been stable and fine, but the open-source driver support is still unusable.
30 July 2012 - Southern Islands - 33 Comments
For those that didn't notice, this week AMD released a new header that defines the AMD ACPI interface used for laptops, PowerXpress, and chipset-specific functionality.
28 July 2012 - ACPI Header - 42 Comments
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