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Re: modesetting feature status



On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 01:46:04PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
>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

It's not working very well on radeon either.  My laptop never gets a
display (i686), and it's hosed on ppc in general.

josh


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