OK agent, I'm this close to $#@! you. The entire page of comments is irrelevant and wrong because are based to you comment that is also wrong. The reference implementation of OpenGL drivers IS OPEN. Anybody is welcome to look at the reference code (there is not actual code, just some precode = how it works + standards for binary compatibility), without the need to Open or Close anything. Its Nvidias fault and AMDs also: With HD5000 AMD it self said that they will try with HD8000 to have only Open drivers. Fuck both. If only i wasn't gamer!
ricer gamers? ricer machines? Yes, we know PC gaming is big in Korea and Japan, but is the racism really needed?
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~airlied...ING?h=drm-nextNOTE! This copyright does *not* cover user programs that use kernel
services by normal system calls - this is merely considered normal use
of the kernel, and does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work".
Also note that the GPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software
Foundation, but the instance of code that it refers to (the Linux
kernel) is copyrighted by me and others who actually wrote it.
Also note that the only valid version of the GPL as far as the kernel
is concerned is _this_ particular version of the license (ie v2, not
v2.2 or v3.x or whatever), unless explicitly otherwise stated.
What we said was that with HD8000 we would try to have open source driver support at launch time. Nothing about eliminating Catalyst support.
Last edited by bridgman; 10-14-2012 at 10:53 AM.
Apparently he's so stuck in his little fantasy world of 'just enough' that he doesn not even know what the REAL gamers and enthusiasts over in Windows land are doing.
Y'know, the real fun things like water cooling, vBIOS moding/flashing, GPU core overclocking, CPU overclocking, memory clock modifications, etc etc just so that they can squeeze out an additional 10fps to run their games on Ultra settings, 16x MSAA, AA features, PhyX enabled, with advanced DX 11 enhancements such as tesselation and so on on a 5-monitor setup for the sheer experience that the game is capable of offering.
Things that Linux will never ever get to see, period, because everybody there is only interested in playing their games at 1024 x 768 with a shoddy driver delivering only 50fps at Low settings with every enhancement turned off.
Nouveau surpassing Nvidia's blob in performance? Sure...in another 20 years perhaps.
Last edited by Sonadow; 10-14-2012 at 10:46 AM.
Fake and fake.
He only said that they hope to have launch day support with the open radeon driver when HD8xxx is released. NOTHING about replacing Catalyst anywhere. The idea that the radeon driver can replace Catalust is just what YOU wanted it to be and was never ever mentioned anywhere by Bridgman.