News ATI drivers

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Sep 12 09:34:44 PDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 10:43:12PM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 September 2007, Xavier Bestel wrote:
> >as everyone has probably seen already, AMD just publicly promised specs
> >and a reference driver for all cards starting with R500. Great.
> >Now, for people in the know, is that just a(nother) promise yet, or are
> >there already Xorg people involved in this new driver ?
> They do this (wait, cue the trumpets for the std fanfare) about every two 
> years, and so far as I know, not one single line of code has been thrown over 
> the fence.  I've wasted well over $500 down through the years, money spent 
> because they promised this or that.
> All it was in the boardroom was a minor uptick in sales, with no connection 
> between the uptick and the propaganda machines output ever being grokked by 
> anybody at ATI.
> Don't even think of holding your breath, you'll be long dead and buried & 
> still no open src ATI drivers, for any of their cards.

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