However, it is entirely possible that some of the software (especially games) could detect that it was running under non-mesa stack (fglrx), and hence automatically switched (when using the proprietary driver) to utilising more advanced OpenGL features.
It may well be that the Phoronix suite in some cases merely reports on the difference between OpenGL 1.4 versus OpenGL 3 or 4, instead of reporting on the differences between Mesa and fglrx.
Last edited by hal2k1; 02-21-2012 at 08:39 AM.
Yes! Remove old crap!
Stop supporting it and some people will realize they live in the past century.
Even though I'm a fglrx user, I can't say I care about that a whole lot, since for me fglrx has been corrupting the screen when KWin compositing is on anyway (black screen areas due to their new Direct2D implementaion)...
This is a great decision and I support it. Thanks for moving things forward.
On the blog:
I'm not 100% sure what that means - it's probably just referring to the January 2013 release, since the one for this summer is already branched.the current code will stay at least for another year
This is a bad decision and I don't support it. Thanks for moving backwards.
Drop fglrx, and I will drop KDE. hmm yes maybe its time to move on.