Why do you waste all the help the users provide via the bug tracker?
The current technical issues set aside, my biggest question is why on earth AMD/ATI does not pay more attention to what the users report on the "inofficial" bug tracker :confused:
I do understand that
- devs like to avoid the stress of arguing with users
(judging by the style of some posters here I don't even dare to imagine what would happen as soon as the first bug is set to CLOSED/WONT FIX :D)
- devs like to avoid being threated with metrics like "average fixed bugs per time unit" ;)
- depending on "culture" a company may find having a public list of "confirmed" bugs embarrassing
However, users do look at the bug tracker as soon they have problems. And as the bug tracker currently seems rather "unmaintained", they find lots and lots of "unresolved" bugs there, although IMHO many of them are actually INVALID, DUPLICATE, FIXED or at least WORKAROUND.
I bet the net result means more damage to the AMD/ATIs image than if they would simply "admit" the real bugs and close the others.
And with regards to the real bugs, many posters here seem to have really good technical skills. AMD/ATI could gain a lot of "hard facts" by "arguing" with them, or even provide a "please try this and report back"-patch now and then (possibly per private mail).
Even if the devs choose not to use the bug tracker themselfs, we (the users) would greatly benefit from concise and up to date bug reports. But of course it would be nice to see a "official" reaction now and then, just to fight the feeling that no one cares anyway.
BTW, who is the admin of http://ati.cchtml.com/ ? Perhaps some of us could join and have a "squash the bug" day, to at least close or consolidate the most obviously obsolete or duplicate reports?
AMD hopes to integrate GPU with CPU
while their fglrx (aha, renamed now) have driven enough number of linux users away.
The shitty GPU driver would hurt their CPU business for sure.
at least, I have no interest in amd cpu any more. I have to admit that I was an AMD fan, I ordered 64+ CPUs for work and even bought an anthlon-mobile laptop for myself(bad choice indeed).
many reasons for not touching AMD anymore, but fglrx is just the last straw.
Originally Posted by daniel of sarnia