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1i5t5.duncan at cox

Dec 10, 2009, 2:00 PM

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Timetable for an xf86-video-ati-6.13* release, even beta?

Given the fact that I just upgraded my graphics card, finally, to a
Radeon hd4650 (rv730 chip), from the way old Radeon 9200 (rv280) I had
before, I'm now eager to see support for it beyond the live git -9999
package I'm running ATM. There's certainly still enough glitches in the
OpenGL stuff that it's not ready for prime-time yet, but it does work
very well considering it's live-git, acceptably well for a first beta or
so, and running the x11 overlay with the latest otherwise ~arch packages
(not live -9999), the xf86-video-ati driver is the only one I'm having to
run live.

I'd love to have a beta or pre tagged release, or even a git-snapshot
release, that supported the current functionality (as of
2009.1208 f082b1693d6f7f763ccf5a8436a89890ca2c6129), in case there's some
regression or the live version is unbuildable at some point. Beyond
that, just curious what the current roadmap looks like.

FWIW, it was a great upgrade! I don't regret it in the least, and it's
very nice to finally have effects such as cube desktop switch, cover-flow
window switch, snow on the desktop, etc, in my kde4. =:^) The old card
did OpenGL but not at the dual 1920x1200 stacked for 1920x2400 resolution
I'm running, as its limit was 2048 either direction. Glitches are
"interesting", even psychedelic at times, but livable, at least after I
turned off font anti-aliasing. Before that, fonts were nearly unreadable.

And KMS (2.6.32 kernel required) is very nice as well! =:^)

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"Every nonfree program has a lord, a master --
and if you use the program, he is your master." Richard Stallman

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