[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 184.108.40.206
gordon.jin at intel.com
Tue Jan 13 01:24:10 PST 2009
Tino Keitel wrote on Friday, January 09, 2009 3:45 AM:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 16:04:55 +0800, Zhenyu Wang wrote:
>> Subject: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 220.127.116.11
> I'd like to know how/what can/should be tested before the release.
> What versions of kernel/xserver/mesa/drm/whatever are required? And
> for what features (XvMC, UXA, DRI, DRI2, GEM, KMS, etc.), and what
> chips can use which features?
Thanks for the question, and sorry for my late reply.
In general, the release component info is maintained at http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html.
So at that page you can find a recommended package (what we call 2008Q4 release, and it's -rc3 for now), with:
xf86-video-intel: 2.6-branch. It's tagged as 18.104.22.168 for now.
mesa: intel-2008-q4 branch. It's forked from master at some point (early Dec. 2008) and cherry-picked patches from master on demand, so a little more conservative than master. Of course master tip is supposed to work too, but not validated by Intel.
libdrm: master branch. (note >2.4.2 is required for xf86-video-intel 2.6, and tip is recommended)
kernel: Eric's drm-intel tree. For 2008Q4, we base on 2.6.28 kernel. So we are recommending drm-intel-2.6.28 branch, which adds 5 patches on top of 2.6.28.
xserver: server-1.6-branch is recommended, though 1.5 should also work.
22.214.171.124 adds some new features like HDMI audio, XvMC for Mpeg2 on i965.
126.96.36.199 are mostly bug fixes.
Known issues are listed at http://intellinuxgraphics.org/community_testing.html
These new features are all supported on i915 and later. We don't guarantee the stability on i8xx.
You can test DRI2 by setting UXA in xorg.conf, then play with composite window manager.
GEM is on if you use 2.6.28 kernel.
KMS is not covered in this release package. It needs 2.6.29-ish kernel and not stable yet.
Please let me know if any questions.
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