drm-next contains new things for nvidia ati and intel
atm they are at the same level
I thought GraphicsMagick was a userspace component :confused: :cool:
The drm already has support for acceleration (2D/3D/Xv, etc.) on cayman. Barring possible drm bugs, the only missing bits are finishing up the userspace side. As noted previously, there is work in progress EXA/Xv code available in the cayman_accel branch of xf86-video-ati.
B.t.w. we have 2.6.38!
Has someone else confirmed that this guy is not under drug effects?Quote:
In regards to the Linux 2.6.39 kernel, I received a note over the weekend from a reader that said, "pls report about the changes in drm-next. i tested it with several mesa and libdrm git versions. with the drm-next kernel instead of stock 2.6.38 kernel fps in heroes of newerth with full details went from 10 to 30 on and hd4850. on windows with latest drivers and opengl renderer 37 fps. thats almost over 75 percent performance. even lightsmark 2008 went from 50 to 97 fps.i did not bisect the commits in drm-next cause i dont wanna compile so many kernels. im using colortiling pageflipping swapbuffers off and metacity." This Phoronix reader, Julius Von Kohout, additionally mentioned "and fyi everything rendered correctly. in general i reach about 70% of fglrx...awesome nexuiz went from 20-50 to 100-200 fps."
I did run a few quick tests last night on an AMD RV730 graphics card with Mesa/DDX Git and the latest from the drm-next tree. However, at least when Compiz is enabled and not disabling the SwapBuffersWait option, there wasn't any major change when going from the Linux 2.6.38 Git to the drm-next kernel.
Other than that there are some areas that need polishing (unified audio (unify jack & PA), simple 3rd party software installations etc) but in most cases there aren't many things that you can't do on linux.
Haha and also not to start the Year of the Linux Desktop bafflegab, but even if Linux is better then people still not want to switch. What Linux needs is to be new and different, but maybe Unity will bring just that?
Oh and the office suit: Google Docs is a joke compared to Libre Office and yet; guess what's (probably) more popular. It is because it's new and different in a sence that it gives people something that surpases the use of MS Office. Who gives a shit that it is a 1000 times less powerful? It enables user to jump into the future "n shit".