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    Default Radeon vs. RadeonHD Fighting Continues

    Phoronix: Radeon vs. RadeonHD Fighting Continues

    If you thought disputes among X.Org developers were going to stop in regards to there being two leading ATI drivers (xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd) after RadeonHD switched to using AtomBIOS, guess again. Daniel Stone committed a change to the X Server this morning that drops the RadeonHD driver as an X.Org module. Of course, this led to Luc Verhaegen (one of the RadeonHD developers at Novell) bringing this up on the X.Org mailing list...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NjgwMA

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    RadeonHD should die ...

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    I can't for the life of me see why RadeonHD isn't being dropped and it's features merged with radeon.

    Judging from that exchange it appears that the HD devs are quite opinionated in regards to the way their drivers are designed, dunno if that their high opinion is warranted or not. Anyone care to provide an unbiased opinion?

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    even better: drop and get rid of ati and radeonhd. develop a fist class gallium3d-driver, test and optimize it and make it an alternative the to proprietary fglrx. but it's keeping a dream

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regenwald View Post
    even better: drop and get rid of ati and radeonhd. develop a fist class gallium3d-driver, test and optimize it and make it an alternative the to proprietary fglrx. but it's keeping a dream
    I agree 110% with you!

    Gallium3D is the way to go, the actual way is just a waste of time. Please develop the new drivers for Gallium3D instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timofonic View Post
    I agree 110% with you!

    Gallium3D is the way to go, the actual way is just a waste of time. Please develop the new drivers for Gallium3D instead.
    *sigh* . Please have a look at previous posts before making such comments:

    http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13222

    Someone should make a sticky about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remm View Post
    RadeonHD should die ...
    Why? No one's making you use it and the whole point of GNU/Linux is software freedom.

    The radeonHD driver is better than radeon IMHO. As a radeonhd user, I appreciate the clean code, and the fact that the devs have never made building Mesa and X.org from git source as a requirement to use the latest driver (I'm not sure if it's currently a requirement for radeon, but it was at one time).

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    anything but this :/

    that starting flamerwar _really_ sucks. it's bound to hit linuxhater soon ;-)

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    Benchmark the suckers! Fastest one on a given card gets that PCI-ID.

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    Heh, I love it when politics gets involved with development. With internal squabbling and backstabbing being done like this I can really see yet another fork of X in the future. Unfortunately this is the exact type of behavior that feeds the advocates of closed source development.

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