Rant about ATI
eich at suse.de
Tue Aug 8 05:35:55 PDT 2006
Andreas Hauser writes:
> marekw1977 wrote @ Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:09:44 +1000:
> > I can fully understand the sentiments here. I've had similar frustration with
> > Ati (I have an Ati Mobility X600 card). I also see why the post is
> > inappropriate here. Afterall this ML is about the development work on X.
> Why would it not be appropriate? It was choosen to allow a binary ABI,
> explicitly so that closed drivers can exist. So i don't understand,
> all the crying about the vendors now, when obviously this was wanted.
> Also if a card is not well supported, it would seem to be perfectly OK to
> mention here, as this might lead to someone stepping up and help.
This may be caused by the level of frustration over binary only drivers.
- X.Org is seeing less and less committment by those companies that
produce closed source drivers with helping to write the open source
- We cannot do anything about bugs in those drivers.
- This list is not generally forum to get answers on support questions.
We don't have a mailing list for this purpose right now - instead
there is #xorg on freenode.
Folks who ask questions here are generally not the customers
targeted by the vendors that provide closed source drivers - those
customers do receive support they need. I don't expect to see a
continuous committment of those vendors to provide support here.
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