[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati 7.9.0

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Thu Mar 16 18:25:29 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-03-16 at 10:59 +0100, poma wrote:

> There are two applicable patches within Fedora:
> https://src.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/xorg-x11-drv-ati.git/commit/fix-dri-removal.patch?id=d5f48e7d5b6c

An artifact of Fedora trying to not build DRI1. It's a fix in the wrong
place, xserver should define the appropriate symbols if any DRI is

> https://src.fedoraproject.org/cgit/rpms/xorg-x11-drv-ati.git/commit/radeon-6.12.2-lvds-default-modes.patch?id=9495e5b874d8

Mostly a hack for LCDs that only claim one supported resolution and
desktop environments too chicken to let you set arbitrary modes from
the display control panel. Again, not really thrilled with the
implementation of it, might be better solved in another place.

> Are these patches required, if so, care to explain?

"Required", no. Nice to have, arguably.

- ajax

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