In late December AMD had released R600/700 3D code
that allowed open-source triangles to be drawn
and a AtomBIOS decompiler
also came out of Novell just a few days later. In late January we were then greeted by public R600/700 3D documentation
. While no working 3D support has yet to appear in the Mesa
stack, the 2D EXA acceleration
support has matured relatively quickly. This work has now made its way into the mainline code for the open-source ATI stack.
With sufficient testing having been done, AMD's Alex Deucher has moved the code from separate code branches and now into the master Git code for the xf86-video-ati
driver and the other bits of code into the DRM. The R600/700 support is currently in drm-next
, which will put it for inclusion into the Linux 2.6.30 kernel
Now it's time to have a working, open-source 3D stack for the ATI Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 hardware.