Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:09 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces While the BFS scheduler is getting ready to celebrate its second birthday, in just three weeks AMD's open-source Radeon graphics driver strategy for Linux will be turning four years old . . . which has ended up being a game-changer in the Linux world. AMD continues to support open-source hardware enablement on their latest graphics processors and recently even hired more developers to work on the code and documentation. How far have they come though in four years?
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Then of course there is the perennial problem that proprietary drivers do not update with kernel updates, so a new kernel breaks these drivers.

If only they should make 1 way for drivers to interact with the kernel and keep it that way between versions. That way you don't have to spend a lot of hours to keep drivers working, but you can use that time to make them better.
To keep options open for future functionality they could ask drivers to tell how they want to interact with the kernel by a version number or something like that.

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