Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jan 2012 22:54 UTC
FreeBSD Some people already submitted this news last week, but it wasn't until today that it became official: the FreeBSD team has announced the release of FreeBSD version 9.0. As you may expect from the major version number change, this is releas eis packed with new stuff.
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RE[3]: hm...
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 05:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hm..."
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

the code in question is not GPL'd.


Yes it is. GEM is integral to any recent version of the Xorg intel driver. Try running an Intel graphics chipset without it. I have an Intel graphics chipset. So I know this very well.

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RE[4]: hm...
by 0brad0 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 05:35 in reply to "RE[3]: hm..."
0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05

"the code in question is not GPL'd.


Yes it is. GEM is integral to any recent version of the Xorg intel driver. Try running an Intel graphics chipset without it. I have an Intel graphics chipset. So I know this very well.
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I was talking about the X DDX driver (xf86-video-intel) and Mesa. You're talking about the Linux kernel code. It's of no use to anyone else besides Linux so the license is irrelevant.

The *BSD OS's are already using the Intel driver with GEM without any GPL'd code.

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RE[5]: hm...
by sbergman27 on Fri 13th Jan 2012 07:25 in reply to "RE[4]: hm..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

The *BSD OS's are already using the Intel driver with GEM without any GPL'd code.

Yeah. Whatever you say.

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RE[4]: hm...
by phoenix on Fri 13th Jan 2012 19:32 in reply to "RE[3]: hm..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The FreeBSD Foundation is funding work on "porting" kernel mode setting (KMS), GEM, and other bits to make newer Intel graphics work. There's beta-quality bits available for testing already, with several users reporting success using them.

And there's even someone working on the KMS stuff for the Radeon driver.

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RE[5]: hm...
by twitterfire on Fri 13th Jan 2012 20:09 in reply to "RE[4]: hm..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

The FreeBSD Foundation is funding work on "porting" kernel mode setting (KMS), GEM, and other bits to make newer Intel graphics work. There's beta-quality bits available for testing already, with several users reporting success using them.

And there's even someone working on the KMS stuff for the Radeon driver.


That's really good news. It means that if we will have KMS in FreBSD than Wayland is on his way and then we will say bye to X.

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