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Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
That shouldn't be a user's job to do though. Considering it's vital to open source drivers, this is in oibaf's jurisdiction to provide updated llvm packages in the repository.
I fully agree with you. The average user shouldn't be compiling things (hey, that's why we are using ppa's! At least that's my case). I was just pointing out that if someone wants to enable OpenGL 3.0 on radeonsi, it is not that complicated as hand compiling mesa from the git tarball. You only need some debootstrap (if not using pure amd64 or i386), apt-get and dpkg-buildpackage commands, but nothing really fancy. However, and pointing in the same direction as your post, in my opinion (which, by the way, is not technical as I am neither a programmer nor a system maintainer) from the user's perspective having to rely on llvm git to have an up-to-date mesa experience and/or solve some rendering/crashing bugs is not that great. From a technical perspective, I am sure the advantages outnumber the drawbacks and, please, note that from that perspective I am not criticising that move by AMD's open source team.
In any case oibaf's work is just awesome. He beats the guys at canonical since he enabled radeonsi + glamor support quite some time ago.