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Re: modesetting feature status



On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 21:09 +0200, Joshua C. wrote:
> 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.

By my calendar, F10 is a little over two months away...

  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/10/Schedule 

...though development freeze is only about six weeks from now.

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