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    Phoronix: xf86-video-ati 7.3.0 Radeon X.Org Driver Released

    Alex Deucher announced a new xf86-video-ati DDX release this morning for the Radeon X.Org driver support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTU4MjM

  • #2
    So now 5 and a half months is "quite some time" between releases?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Scimmia View Post
      So now 5 and a half months is "quite some time" between releases?
      A half year for the Radeon driver? Yes. Especially as this has the necessary PCI IDs and such for hardware already shipping and exposed to users (Hawaii + fixed SUMO IDs), etc.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scimmia View Post
        So now 5 and a half months is "quite some time" between releases?
        Compared to the intel driver which can sometimes see multiple releases in a single week? Yeah, its a long time

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        • #5
          I didn't realize a 6 month release cycle was out of line anymore.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Scimmia View Post
            I didn't realize a 6 month release cycle was out of line anymore.
            It just depends on what it is, frankly (to me) the intel driver is the perfect example of release-early-release-often. Bug fixes and performance fixes get out to the users as fast as possible (limited only by the distribution) and there's no issue of picking a random spot in git and trying to MAKE it stable, you just pick a release and you know what the problems are from the future releases changelogs

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scimmia View Post
              I didn't realize a 6 month release cycle was out of line anymore.
              In the linux world, a project that hasn't had a release in a year can be considered dead. That being said, aside from distros, a half year is a pretty long wait for something that has dedicated developers.

              I can't complain, I really appreciate what AMD is doing for their open source drivers. Assuming this driver doesn't come with OpenGL 3.3, lets hope the next release will have it, as well as come quicker.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                It just depends on what it is, frankly (to me) the intel driver is the perfect example of release-early-release-often. Bug fixes and performance fixes get out to the users as fast as possible (limited only by the distribution) and there's no issue of picking a random spot in git and trying to MAKE it stable, you just pick a release and you know what the problems are from the future releases changelogs
                Excluding the tearing that is broken for over a year, I presume?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bucic View Post
                  Excluding the tearing that is broken for over a year, I presume?
                  I'm assuming you're referring to the tearing that occurs with Sandy Bridge and newer? The reason for DRI3? Hardware regression. Previous Intel GPU's had a small hardware node that went under the name TearFree Mode, Sandy Bridge + removed said hardware capability, nothing the driver can do about that.

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                  • #10
                    radeon: enable tiling on SI by default (v2)

                    Wow, that wasn't enabled?

                    What was that with PRIME again? Tiling doesn't work with it (yet), do I remember this right?

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