Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Sep 2007 17:24 UTC, submitted by Rahul
AMD LWN.net writes: "A quick report from the kernel summit: AMD's representative at the summit has announced that the company has made a decision to enable the development of open source drivers for all of its (ATI) graphics processors from the R500 going forward. There will be specifications available and a skeleton driver as well; a free 2D driver is anticipated by the end of the year. The rest will have to be written; freeing of the existing binary-only driver is not in the cards, and 'that is better for everybody'. Things are looking good on this front. More in the kernel summit report to come."
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xxxspuddy
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2007-05-12

I must have missed it too, it's not been released yet as far as I can see, or am I missing something?

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/linux/linux-radeon.html

I hope the rumors about 8.42 are right, maybe I can finally get some decent framerates, picture quality etc. out of my x850

Any sign of xvmc support?

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