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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IkeKrull
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2006-01-24

Thats not what you said. You went back and edited the comment to erase what you said.

You said:

Before the end of this year, people who are fortunate enough to have ATI cards and have Linux installed will enjoy by far the best-performing bang-for-buck desktop systems on the planet.


Among other statements which give a very optimistic timeframe and overstate the current capabilities of these drivers.

If youre gonna spread misinformation, then mare a pathetic effort to cover it up expect to be called on it. Expect to be asked to back those statements up with facts, and expect to get pushed back when you push others.

Youve also accused phoronix (who i notice you quote a lot from to back up your positions) of shilling, Keith Packard of not being up to the job, and basically been a totally agressive ass about this whole thing, and then make out like its everyone else with the problem.

And just beause i don't share your 'Proprietary drivers are EVILEVILEVIL we must banish them even if it means accepting terrible performance' doesn't mean i have a 'barrow to push' or that anybody stole my lunch money, or that i'm a cranky sourpuss.

Theres the reality of this situation with these new drivers, and theres the fantasy world you're portraying. Perhaps we can meet somewhere in the middle?

And perhaps you could try to be honest rather than revising your posts after you make them to fit with your new claims?

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Theres the reality of this situation with these new drivers, and theres the fantasy world you're portraying. Perhaps we can meet somewhere in the middle?

Highly doubtful. Lemur does more than just portray fantasy worlds. He lives in them. And he does so because he *wants* to live in them. It's very hard to imagine a meeting in the middle under those circumstances.

And I assume that you realize by now that you are wasting your time.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Thats not what you said. You went back and edited the comment to erase what you said. You said: Before the end of this year, people who are fortunate enough to have ATI cards and have Linux installed will enjoy by far the best-performing bang-for-buck desktop systems on the planet.


It reads as what I meant to say. Best prefromance for bag-for-buck. It is right there in the text you quoted. I have no memory if I edited what I first posted or not, but often enough I do that because when I re-read what I first wrote, it is not quite what I meant. There is only a short "window" of about 20 minutes where one can edit posts, so I may have posted something, read it, decided that that was not quite what I meant or wasn't quite clear, and so I corrected it for clarity.

Anyway, that is undoubtedly what these drivers will deliver.

It is also what most people want ... value for money performance, rather than top performance at any cost.

Note that I say MOST people ... by no means do I mean all people.

And perhaps you could try to be honest rather than revising your posts after you make them to fit with your new claims?


Pfffft.

I have no idea why you have decided to misinterpret my meaning, but my meaning is there.

If I have "called you names", it is only because you have inexplicably decided to try to attack me with a series of nasty posts such as the one this is a response to. I make no apology for retaliation. Don't attack people in the first place would be my advice to you.

Edited 2009-09-14 23:21 UTC

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