maybe i'm looking in the wrong places, but all i see so far are announcements. So i would sayThis past week AMD raised the Linux graphics bar
"This past week AMD announced to raise the Linux graphics bar"
perhaps i'm splitting hairs ...
If it all follows true as hyped, I completely concur with the article though, but Until then i'm not popping open any champagne.
I personally don't like this:
- there is something coming
- there are some slides coming
- they are delayed
- some more
- here's 7 seven yay? but there is something else coming
- not quite yet but it's coming
- coming to computers near you soon
- it will be clarified in the near future
- not here yet, but this is coming
- So now it's said to be finally concrete and very close
- o and aiglx didn't get into this one just yet, but it will be soon.
I don't want to sound ungrateful, but this process is just Cruel
You don't write a driver for a device range of devices as complex as the amd/ati dedicated graphics cards in a fortnight and a few liters of caffeine holding liquids.
And if this way makes the most economic sense who am i to criticize. We all know that great software is software that you never knew existed. and they say bad publicity is publicity all the same. Still doesn't mean i have to like it
If i was really evil, I would draw parallels with the epic tale of the vista release. Hopefully this story does have a happy ending.
Just the sentiments of this r500 user at the time of writing,the article states the mindset can changed rapidly. And I do really hope that the next item in the rss feed will link to something i can wget
My opinion regarding buying a new ati/amd card have been changed from "o my no never again" to "hmz maybe", by the "onlsaught of phoronix news articles", and i'm genuinely hoping that once I install this driver or the one which does feature aiglx (preferably the developed skeleton driver ...), I can change it to something even more positive.