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  • Originally posted by Ruediix View Post

    I wish someone would make a build with only the release updates, but including performance and debugging options.
    There are the Padoka Stable and the Ubuntu x-swat ppas for more stable releases. I went back to using x-swat because recent oibaf updates are causing random system hard freezes on my new Ryzen machine. Last time I tried Padoka ppas I nuked my entire system, so I haven't tried them again.

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    • Originally posted by Melcar View Post

      There are the Padoka Stable and the Ubuntu x-swat ppas for more stable releases. I went back to using x-swat because recent oibaf updates are causing random system hard freezes on my new Ryzen machine. Last time I tried Padoka ppas I nuked my entire system, so I haven't tried them again.
      Padoka PPA is broken badly for Mint users. I have more than one machine and they all had Padoka until one day the updates had held back packages. Ppa-purge even with -d xenial will result in you losing nearly your whole system if you aren't careful. One day a dist-upgrade resulted in me losing everything from Cinnamon to a bunch of other applications. I had to reinstall everything. I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize I had uninstalled half my system.

      Oibaf PPA tends to be more friendlier to Mint users but it has it's moments of breaking. But I can ppa-purge without issue. Plus I can communicate with Oibaf where Padoka is harder to find. I doubt Padoka realizes his PPA has been broken for Mint users for over a month.

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      • Originally posted by Dukenukemx View Post

        Padoka PPA is broken badly for Mint users. I have more than one machine and they all had Padoka until one day the updates had held back packages. Ppa-purge even with -d xenial will result in you losing nearly your whole system if you aren't careful. One day a dist-upgrade resulted in me losing everything from Cinnamon to a bunch of other applications. I had to reinstall everything. I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize I had uninstalled half my system.

        Oibaf PPA tends to be more friendlier to Mint users but it has it's moments of breaking. But I can ppa-purge without issue. Plus I can communicate with Oibaf where Padoka is harder to find. I doubt Padoka realizes his PPA has been broken for Mint users for over a month.
        Ha, that happened to me also a couple of times. Doing a purge of the Padoka ppas always wants to remove half your system. The first time I was not careful and had to reinstall. Never had the same issues with oibaf, but at the moment it's unusable for me. Fortunately there isn't much of a performance difference with the programs/games I run, except for some games that stopped working with Wine.

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        • A lot of thanks to Oibaf again, bionic version is compatible with Debian sid.

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          • Hello, at first i want to give thanks to oibaf and friends who maintenance the ppa oibaf driver.

            I want to ask, how i install a newer opencl version? On the ppa description said that "OpenCL support with updated libclc", so how to install opencl 2.0 or 2.2? I am newbie to linux and driver things. I just want to use blender with gpu compute but must need opencl. I want to update the newer opencl version because when i run blender with "CYCLES_OPENCL_SPLIT_KERNEL_TEST=1" the terminal said that "OpenCL version 1.1 does not support the 'static' storage class specifier". Thank you

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            • Could we get a Podoka Dev branch with the release dev branch (as opposed to git). I know this branch is only sometimes ahead of stable, but when it is, it's a substantial update. It should also use the latest dev branch release (as opposed to git) of LLVM and other dependencies.

              Also, getting the Podoka stable to more accurately stay in line with the stable branch of Mesa would be good. It's currently a few behind a few versions, which contain several important bugfixes.

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              • For the record I recently added 1.13 releases of both xcb-proto and libxcb, now required by mesa.

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                • Any workaround to install this package on Debian?

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                  • Hey, just wanted to say thanks to Oibaf for putting together this PPA, has REALLY helped sort out GPU drivers on my machine (running Linux Mint 18.3 mate). Just have a quick question.

                    I get an update for mesa just about everyday, sometimes twice a day, actually rare to see a day without a mesa update. Are the drivers actually being updated that quickly or is something else going on? Nothing bad has happened, just curious.

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