[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel-2.1.99

Vedran Rodic vrodic at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 08:31:14 PST 2007

I've tried running Xorg GIT (using jhbuild, everything is up to date)
on my 945GM (Thinkpad X60s), and I had random hard lockup problems,
and I've seen noticable slowdowns when using gmail in firefox. So I
guess EXA vs XAA performance regressions are really making inpact on
real world apps.

I haven't done any extensive testing.


On Nov 9, 2007 3:39 AM, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> 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
>     Linux users).
> 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
> time.
> 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
> bug fixes.
> Many thanks to everyone who's contributed fixes, testing and bug reports so
> far, please keep up the good work!
> Thanks,
> Jesse
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