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Thread: Gallium3D R600 Shader Variant Caching

  1. #41
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    Oct 2011
    Rural Alberta, Canada


    How do you propose to make such an installer? Catalyst only does it by patching over a good chunk of the system, which is one of the reasons it can be such a pain. The main advantage of the free radeon driver is the fact you do not need to do that kind of setup.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Oct 2008


    Quote Originally Posted by halfmanhalfamazing View Post
    I don't either.

    It's a good thing I didn't advocate for that.

    This isn't either or. It's both. All of the above.
    I guess I just don't understand what you want then.

    The only reason package managers work is that they manage the whole system.

    If you break that underlying assumption, then the system can be in any state at any time, and the whole idea of a package manager seems unfeasible to me.

    How would you allow it to still work in your system? Technically, I mean.

    Even the binary GPU drivers are integrated into distros package managers, for exactly that reason.
    Last edited by smitty3268; 06-11-2012 at 12:17 AM.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jan 2009


    HAHA LOL, this thread got Qar'd! You guys rock.

    Good job on the patch. Massive boosts on corner cases have long been over looked by the tech media. I'm glad that this got some attention.


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