FreeBSD also has almost fninished/ported the KMS/GEM, more details here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Intel_GPU
... and DragonflyBSD ports that from FreeBSD also.
GEM has been in Solaris codebase since 2009. See the ARC casefiles from 2009
From looking at Nvidia site Oracle are obviously still paying as the Nvidia Solaris driver is at same version number as Linux one.
Been getting alot of email lately at work about "Solaris 11 training etc." I reckon Solaris 11 will launch sometime in Q3 probably with the Sparc T4 box.
That must be the dumbest analogy I've heard in a long time.
Originally Posted by johnc
Just because you don't know doesn't mean it's a secret
While you can't see the kernel developments as they happen any more, most of the packaging/patching of externally-created open source bundled into Solaris is still being done in the open on OpenSolaris.org. For instance, if you had wanted to keep up on what we're doing with X11 & Mesa sources, you could check the changelogs (though sadly the bug links for more info don't work), browse the source, watch the commit notification list, or participate in the discussion list. From any of those you could see we're shipping xf86-video-intel versions that require KMS support and fairly recent versions of libdrm & libkms.
The OpenIndiana distro folks, who use these still open-source bits from us, along with the illumos fork of the OpenSolaris kernel have certainly been aware for many months that the Xorg driver for intel graphics in our X11 stack requires KMS support in the kernel that they don't have yet, but have thought about as a possible project.
Last edited by alanc; 08-28-2011 at 02:22 PM.
No full Sandy Bridge support today...
No Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge support on Oracle Solaris 11 - it is kaput'a for now.