News ATI drivers
xavier.bestel at free.fr
Wed Sep 12 09:49:18 PDT 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-12 at 17:34 +0100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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.
Excellent ! Not easy to digest though.
No wonder these card are hard to program, seeing the sheer nuber of
controls they contain.
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