Phoronix: Intel Prepares Its Major Q4'09 Driver Update
There's just a month left until the end of the year, which gives Intel just a few weeks to deliver its Q4'2009 driver update for the Linux platform. The key component that Intel is expected to release in December will be the xf86-video-intel 2.10.0 driver, while they will likely recommend Mesa, libdrm, and Linux kernel updates too as part of their fourth quarter package (Linux 2.6.32 and Mesa 7.7)...
Personally I really hope they get their act together when it comes to tv-out in KMS (esp with s-video) which is not up to par with UMS.
Currently the stable series of 2.6.31 and the kernel 2.6.32-rc1 does not work with S-Video, PAL and glx (reported and git bisected in freedesktop bugzilla). Also for some reason 2.6.31 gives you a strange mode (also reported), but not even the debug patch gives the same displaymode as the UMS, and wrt the time this has taken so far I guess they will rip away UMS before KMS is in so good shape that it works out of the box without patching.