jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Thu Nov 8 18:48:19 PST 2007
Ok, the first Intel 2.2 pre-release is out, available at the usual locations
(e.g. http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/). The changelog
is fairly large, you can look at git if you really want to see it.
For those of you who still have open bugs on the 2.2 blocker list
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/showdependencytree.cgi?id=13027), please give
this driver a try and update or close your bugs as appropriate.
This driver assumes:
- X server 1.4(.x)
- Mesa 7.0.x
- latest released version of DRM (i.e. latest released Linux kernel for
Additional suspend/resume fixes are available in development versions of the
DRM (in the Mesa DRM tree and recent -mm kernels I believe).
There are still several open issues with this release, but bugs are being
squashed fairly quickly, so it may shape up into something decent by release
The main highlights of this release versus 2.1.0 are:
- EXA by default (cheers & jeers all around please)
- Tiled front buffer (should improve performance)
- Framebuffer compression (a power saving feature)
- Many, many bug fixes (yay!)
The final release should have some additional features, including improved
backlight support and additional TV output properties, along with many more
Many thanks to everyone who's contributed fixes, testing and bug reports so
far, please keep up the good work!
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