Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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From David Airlie, the guy who committed the code: "It may not be 100% stable yet and I'm sure we can make things a lot faster, but the basics all work for me here." So these drivers are an initial release - basically functional, but may crash, and are slow. But sure, ignore the plain truth all you like, you're way out in irrational fanboy territory here.

"May not be 100% stable yet" means that there is still testing to be done, it doesn't mean that it is necessarily buggy.

"I'm sure we can make things a lot faster" means it probably hasn't been profiled and optimised, it doesn't mean that it is slow.

I posted earlier quoting other testers on the Phoronix radeon forum ... it was decribed as "fast and stable" for them.

So your description that it will be "basically functional, but may crash, and are slow" is purely wishful thinking on your part.

"ignore the plain truth all you like"

I gave direct quotes from independent people who have run David's code. They found it to be QUOTE: "fast and stable". QUOTE: "stabilizing quickly". QUOTE: "I am *still* surprised how well it all came together." You are just guessing and speculating about it, and badmouthing it before it has even been through staging.

What precisely is your agenda here?

Edited 2009-09-11 04:42 UTC

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