Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:23 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers X.org 7.5 has been released. This version includes DRI2, Multi-Pointer X, Input device properties, X Input Extension 2, RANDR 1.3 (adds support for panning and for Projective Transforms, which can be used to scale the screen up/down as well as perform projector keystone correct or other effects) and video and input driver enhancements. Here are the release notes.
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boldingd
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2009-02-19


And if you absolutely have to have all hardware features supported, you're best off running Windows, as a general rule.


Fair enough.


There are many good reasons for running FOSS drivers. But I've always found the whole "at the mercy of" argument to be a bit contrived. In general, I've found proprietary drivers to be more feature complete than the FOSS ones.


In my lesser experience, the closed/binary drivers usually have better 3D accelaration... and next-to-nothing else. Things like xrandr are usually better supported or only supported in the open drivers. I think that's the case with kernel-based mode setting even now: if either nVidia or ATI's binary drivers support Kernel mode-setting, it's news to me.

Now, whose fault that is is a completely separate question.

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