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    Default Cleaning Up The Linux Graphics Driver Stack

    Phoronix: Cleaning Up The Linux Graphics Driver Stack

    Yesterday Luc Verhaegen gave a talk at FOSDEM on reverse engineering a motherboard BIOS, but today we finally have X@FOSDEM for the last time. Luc has just begun his talk on unifying and simplifying the free software desktop's graphics driver stack. Here are his slides and we will be back with more updates and videos on Phoronix as the presentation progresses.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=14572

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    It doesn't look clear. I don't get anything from the diagrams... What's that for and what they want to achieve?

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    they're just the slides without the actual talk. Hopefully it'll be clear once the videos arrive..

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    This by far has been the most heated talk at X@FOSDEM in recent years... Video coming soon as a 3GB HD video upload goes through...

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    PDF: click here. I'm really eager for this video .

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    Luc is a talented coder for hardware drivers, but unfortunately his work doesn't get into distro user's hands often because of his penchant to fork projects. The forks end up abandoned by everyone else (unichrome and radeonhd come to mind), probably because of his inflexible attitude (it's his way or the highway). He'd make a much bigger impact if he learned to coordinate with other FOSS programmers (we're all on the same team!) and accept some compromises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan View Post
    Luc is a talented coder for hardware drivers, but unfortunately his work doesn't get into distro user's hands often because of his penchant to fork projects. The forks end up abandoned by everyone else (unichrome and radeonhd come to mind), probably because of his inflexible attitude (it's his way or the highway). He'd make a much bigger impact if he learned to coordinate with other FOSS programmers (we're all on the same team!) and accept some compromises.
    I am never the one who forks, and i am always the one who ends up getting proven right in the end.

    Maybe, just maybe, i am the one who see things way before others even want to consider the same things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libv View Post
    I am never the one who forks, and i am always the one who ends up getting proven right in the end.

    Maybe, just maybe, i am the one who see things way before others even want to consider the same things.
    unichrome not a fork? seriously? you wrote it all from scratch?

    I musta missed that bit.

    So radeonhd was a good idea now? the community you built up around it like unichrome seems to have sustained it well when Novell decided development of it wasn't going to give them any advantage over anyone else.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    This by far has been the most heated talk at X@FOSDEM in recent years... Video coming soon as a 3GB HD video upload goes through...
    So what's the progress on this video being made public?

    Too hot for TV or what?

    Anyone getting drop kicked through a window?

    I am very curious. It sounds to me like a real issue, this lack of being able to update display drivers in Linux, without affecting the whole system. I'd like to learn more about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runeks View Post
    So what's the progress on this video being made public?

    Too hot for TV or what?

    Anyone getting drop kicked through a window?

    I am very curious. It sounds to me like a real issue, this lack of being able to update display drivers in Linux, without affecting the whole system. I'd like to learn more about it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2hF9BwsgmU

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