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[News] Graphics Stack in Linux Gets More Mature, X.Org Server 1.9 is Near

  • Subject: [News] Graphics Stack in Linux Gets More Mature, X.Org Server 1.9 is Near
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:46:19 +0100
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Whoops, X.Org Server 1.9 Gets Another RC Today

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| The second X.Org Server 1.9 release 
| candidate was released earlier today after 
| the first RC making it out just last week, 
| but already the third release candidate is 
| available to interested parties. 


How The ATI Catalyst Driver Has Matured Since The RV770 Launch

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| It has been two years since the ATI Radeon 
| HD 4800 (RV770) series launched so we have 
| gone back since that monumental hardware 
| launch and have re-tested each Catalyst 
| driver release since then to see how the 
| performance has changed for the ATI Radeon 
| HD 4850 graphics card. The Catalyst driver 
| has certainly matured over the course of two 
| years in speeding up the OpenGL performance 
| with this hardware along with bringing new 
| features to their proprietary driver, but it 
| is not exactly smooth sailing.


A CUDA Back-End For Intel's Open-Source Driver?

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| While there is the "Clover" branch of Mesa 
| started by Zack Rusin for providing an 
| OpenCL state tracker that can be used by 
| Gallium3D hardware drivers, it hasn't yet 
| amounted to much. The OpenCL state tracker 
| is not yet working, hasn't been touched in 
| months, and has yet to be integrated in the 
| mainline Mesa code-base. However, as another 
| GPGPU alternative, it looks like a CUDA 
| back-end that's specific to Intel's open-
| source driver may end up being worked on.



X.Org Server 1.8 Being Pulled Into Ubuntu 10.10 Soon

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| While many new packages have been pulled into
| the "Maverick Meerkat" repository for Ubuntu
| 10.10, one area that hasn't yet received many
| changes compared to the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
| packages has been the X.Org graphics stack.
| However, that soon will change with X.Org
| Server 1.8 being pulled into the Maverick
| repository in the very near future.


The State Of The X.Org Server 1.9 Release

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| Version 1.8 of the X.Org Server was just
| released at the start of April, but Intel's
| Keith Packard who's been serving as the
| release manager called for an even tighter
| release schedule with X.Org Server 1.9.
| Keith pushed plans for an August release of
| X Server 1.9. With that said, to meet that
| deadline, the merge window for the 1.9
| release is closing at the start of June.


X.Org Server 1.8.1 Released To The Wild

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| X.Org Server 1.8.1 boasts a variety of fixes
| and minor improvements while all major work is
| already focused on delivering X Server 1.9
| that should make its debut in August.

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