Kernel support for graphics cards

Gabor Gombas gombasg at
Mon Jan 9 07:15:15 PST 2006

On Mon, Jan 09, 2006 at 09:07:46AM +1100, Dave Airlie wrote:

> Also with some drivers like radeon, the DRM and X driver may have
> gotten to a state where making changes to one backwards compatible
> with older versions of another is quite a tricky process...

Then this might be the time to just leave the old driver as is now and
only do very trivial bugfixes, and create a radeon_new driver with a big
fat warning that "this is EXPERIMENTAL and will break compatibility
every second day, but if you'd like to have the latest and coolest
features then you're encouraged to help by testing it".


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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