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Re: modesetting feature status



2008/9/11 Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com>:
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:09 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
>> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 11:06 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 17:18 +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
>> > > For the beta we are only going to enable Radeon support for the r300 to
>> > > r500 class of hardware, while we await upstream changes to the Intel
>> > > driver.
>> >
>> > ... we really shouldn't shove in major changes like this for a
>> > significant chunk of hardware post-beta.  Putting it in the beta means
>> > that we get a relatively large chunk of testing done due to the
>> > visibility surrounding the beta announce.  As well as having time to fix
>> > large problems that are uncovered.  Later milestones both a) lack the
>> > time for changes after them and b) the visibility.
>>
>> So are you saying:
>>
>> a) enable it for both, see what breaks
>
> I've been advocating us getting the pieces merged for a long time so
> that we could see what was broken rather than trying to wait for a
> mythical "perfection" that's been just another week or two out for on
> the order of months now.
>
>> b) remove both, because, screw it
>
> This is a part of the contingency plan.  But removing for both seems a
> little extreme.
>
> There's also c) Just enable it for radeon.  Intel users get pretty
> modesetting for F11.  It's only six months away.  Adding the Intel
> support post-beta just leaves us with way too little runway of testing
> on what's a significant amount of the hardware running Fedora.  And one
> of the big reasons behind the six month release cycle is that if
> something is late to the party for release n, n+1 is not that far away.
>
> Jeremy
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Is there a list of cards that work with this (already tested)? f10 is
just a month away and my rs485 still cannot function with this code.
It's an important feature and if it cannot work, then maybe the
contingency plan should be applied.


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