[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel: snapshot (now with 10% reduced fat!)

Stefano Avallone stavallo at unina.it
Thu Apr 30 02:54:38 PDT 2009

On Wednesday 29 April 2009 05:49:31 Carl Worth wrote:
> This is a development snapshot very early in the process toward
> developing 2.8. There have been some big changes to the code, and
> we're anxious to get feedback on these changes as early as possible.

I tried this snapshot with KMS/DRI2 on GM965, kernel 2.6.30-rc4, xserver 
1.6.1, mesa 7.4, libdrm 2.4.9. Redirecting output on VGA now seems to work, so 
I am closing bug #21250.

With 2.7.0, I was also seing some corruption similar to that of bug #21415, 
especially after a couple of resume from STD. With and after 3-4 
resumes, there is no corruption at all. Maybe reporters of that bug may try 
the latest snapshot as well...


> Here is a summary of the biggest changes:
>   * Driver now depends on X server 1.6 or later
>   * Eliminate XAA and EXA support (in favor of UXA)
>   * Eliminate DRI1 support
>   * Fixes for running without DRI at all
> These code removals represent a deletion of a substantial amount of
> code, (and hopefully piles of bugs), as well as reduce the maintenance
> effort going forward as the number of combinatorial configurations for
> the driver are greatly reduced. This means that users are much more
> likely to be running code that has actually been tested, and it will
> be much easy for developers to replicate bugs that users experience.
> Many thanks to Eric Anholt for gutting so much code! And see Keith
> Packard's writeup describing the benefits of this code removal:
> 	http://keithp.com/blogs/Sharpening_the_Intel_Driver_Focus/
> One of the things that would be most useful in testing this release is
> to revisit any outstanding bugs that you have previously reported. If
> the buggy behavior is gone, (or the bug is no longer relevant---such
> as a bug that's specific to XAA only), please feel free to indicate so
> in bugzilla or even just close the bug.
> If you confirm that the bug is still present, please indicate so in
> the bug report. (I was going to ask that you select a 1.7.99 version,
> but it looks like bugzilla only has versions for products not
> compoenents, while we use a "xorg" product and a "driver/intel"
> component.) We definitely want to make any such confirmed bugs a
> priority, so it would be nice to have a consistent mechanism to search
> for these bugs. Suggestions are welcome on the best approach.
> Thanks in advance for any testing or feedback on this snapshot.
> -Carl
> Getting the snapshot
> --------------------
> git tag:
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/xf86-video-intel-2.7.
>99.1.tar.bz2 MD5: ec222b8e617f79c3dee03db71db053a2 
> xf86-video-intel- SHA1:
> c8c88d341dd79c4561018c5a279c8f6e66f84089
> xf86-video-intel-
> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/xf86-video-intel-2.7.
>99.1.tar.gz MD5: 797eaa5d8abdabd92bdc261ca1b53634 
> xf86-video-intel- SHA1:
> 5ee985ed22e483ac470cceaa65866a871370b747
> xf86-video-intel-

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