Nouveau DRM Getting Pulled Into Lucid Soon
Phoronix: Nouveau DRM Getting Pulled Into Lucid Soon
A week ago we found out that Nouveau would be pulled into Ubuntu 10.04 as the default NVIDIA graphics driver replacing the current open-source NVIDIA driver mess that is known as xf86-video-nv. The Nouveau driver stack isn't stable or officially released yet, but the 2D portion is in good standing and the 3D portion written to use Gallium3D is progressing (recent status update)...
Not what I'd expect from Ubuntu
This is the kind of decision I'd expect from Fedora. I'm very pleased that the people at Canonical are going to include the DRM code from nouveau, especially in an LTS release. To me it is reminiscent of the inclusion of Firefox 3 beta in 8.04. Hopefully, the DRM will have progressed far enough to run compiz by the time of the final release. I look forward to KMS and compiz on nvidia hardware. As it is now, I choose between KMS on nouveau or compiz with the Nvidia binary blob. Here's to Ubuntu for exposing more users to nouveau.