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    Default ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review

    Phoronix: ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review

    Compared to past years when recapping the AMD/ATI Linux advancements over the past calendar year, 2009 was not quite as exciting, which can be viewed as both good and bad for their Catalyst Linux driver. There were many advancements this year on AMD's open-source side, but in 2009 there wasn't as many milestones for their Catalyst driver like in the past with the introduction of CrossFire, OverDrive, same-day Linux support, the AMD Catalyst Control Center, and other new features. Here is our 2009 year in review look at AMD's advancements to their proprietary Catalyst Linux driver along with our annual benchmarks.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14476

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    I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


    AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.


    AWESOME!
    +1 Agreed!

    EDIT:
    BTW, my first AMD hardware entered the house previous week because of the OS support guys. Thanks and keep it up!
    Last edited by MaestroMaus; 12-28-2009 at 03:52 AM.

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    Here is the Radeon Status Matrix from 29/12-2008 =)
    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature?...=recall&rev=32

    The ChangeLog is here
    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature?action=info

    But I like this one a lot more =D
    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

    Not forgetting the Gallium work, which might leap jump classic Mesa.
    http://www.x.org/wiki/GalliumStatus
    Last edited by Louise; 12-29-2009 at 06:35 AM.

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    Except for a decent video acceleration on UVD 1 I actually don't need that much feature releases anymore. Bugfix releases are much more urgent. At least for a composited desktop, the reliability of fglrx is still a nightmare. Normally, I don't even bother reporting most of the crashes though because for one thing there's so many of them and more importantly, no one ever replied to any of the bugs I did file. How about a support fix release of Catalyst? I really appreciate bridgman being active around here but some more activity on the bug tracker from any of the developers would be a good New Year's resolution from my point of view.

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    The first test is absolutely useless, as you have to use opengl video output with forced vsync when you don't want to see tearing. xv is pure pain with fglrx.

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    My personal ATI Linux Year in Review:

    Finally fixed several wine bugs.
    Finally got compositing actually usable.
    Finally fixed random hard locks for the 3800 series.

    Much more important to me that any new feature. I feel sorry for the people that are still waiting on XvBA though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    I have written my own "ATI Linux 2009 Year In Review" for the open source drivers.
    Yes, seeing that RadeonFeature in comparison with the old one you can really see a difference. And I note it, too since I switched away from fglrx (that never ran on this box due to lame kernel/X support, but I actually needed at least a 2.6.29.x for the mainboard to work). I just hope to see all that R600+ stuff getting to fly soon, and please with power management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adarion View Post
    Yes, seeing that RadeonFeature in comparison with the old one you can really see a difference. And I note it, too since I switched away from fglrx (that never ran on this box due to lame kernel/X support, but I actually needed at least a 2.6.29.x for the mainboard to work). I just hope to see all that R600+ stuff getting to fly soon, and please with power management.
    Yeah, and not forgetting the Gallium work, which we didn't even have for a year ago

    http://www.x.org/wiki/GalliumStatus

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    Needs Fedora 12 support.

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