IIRC the latest Mesa already supports OpenGL 2.0. Is there any ETA as to when ATI radeon and radeonhd driver will support openGL 2.0? It's becoming a real PITA not being able to have shaders in 3D with this card (R500, so no fglrx, no GLSL).

AFAIK the kernel changes are now in (at least for R500-).