Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 23:46 UTC
X11, Window Managers "This is the first real release of Wayland and Weston. Wayland is the protocol and IPC mechanism while Weston is the reference compositor implementation. The 0.85 branch in both repositories is going to be protocol and interface stable. We have a series of protocol changes on the table before 1.0 but this branch marks a stable point before we jump into that." Change is coming to the Linux world. And yes, I get the irony of using this particular icon, but it's the closest I could find.
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by phoenix on Sat 11th Feb 2012 09:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

There's experimental support for KMS with the Intel and Radeon drivers. Not sure if it's been committed to the main subversion repo or not, though.

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by tuma324 on Sat 11th Feb 2012 09:17 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
tuma324 Member since:
2010-04-09

There's experimental support for KMS with the Intel and Radeon drivers. Not sure if it's been committed to the main subversion repo or not, though.


That's good to know, sorry about my tone, but it pisses me off when somebody says that Linux is breaking things, it's not, it's making progress.

Edited 2012-02-11 09:18 UTC

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by Neolander on Sat 11th Feb 2012 11:19 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, I'd say that in the software world, breaking stuff and making progress are far from mutually exclusive, and that achieving the latter without the former is an art ;)

Edited 2012-02-11 11:20 UTC

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by ggeldenhuys on Sat 11th Feb 2012 15:47 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Linux is breaking things, it's not, it's making progress.

Get your head out of the sand dude! Unity broke so many applications. Unity in general is so much more limiting to Gnome 2.x - I can't even set my font anti-aliasing settings in Unity like I could have done in Gnome 2.x. KDE4 took about 2 years to be "usable", but still lacking so many features that existed and was stable in KDE3. Gnome 3 - I don't even want to go there.

Don't believe me. Go to DistroWatch. Since Ubuntu changed to Unity, it has been dropping month-on-month. I used to be the number one distro for years, but since Unity, it is now number three and falling. This is one example of many where Linux for the desktop is in shambles at the moment.

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by adamk on Mon 13th Feb 2012 14:11 in reply to "RE[6]: ..."
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

No, there's only experimental GEM support for intel GPUs. Nothing for Radeons.

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by lemur2 on Tue 14th Feb 2012 08:41 in reply to "RE[7]: ..."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

No, there's only experimental GEM support for intel GPUs. Nothing for Radeons.


The question was about KMS (Kernel Modesetting) support.

Open source Radeon drivers absolutely do support KMS.

http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

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