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Re: Okay - Gripe time



Hi Mike and Others,

Thanks for the feedback.

Re: IGP support, I was actually kinda kidding - while it would be nice, I 
wasn't expecting a miracle. I've done plenty of background reading into 
why the support is very experimental, and I appreciate the work you folks 
do to get the stuff happening.

Re: ACPI support, thanks to all the folks who've corrected me on this one 
- I was only going on what the release notes state: "When enabled, ACPI is 
used for device enumeration, but not for sleeping or reducing power 
consumption".

Other than that, the release is pretty damn exciting. Since this is my 
work notebook I wont be able to test out the power/acpi stuff (and am 
probably a bit hesitant about installing a beta/test anyway). But I'm 
definitely looking forward to next month's release.

Great work folks!

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Mike A. Harris wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Dan Goodes wrote:
> 
> >Oh and one more thing - someone plese wave a wand and get 2D/3D
> >accelerated support for the Radeon Mobility U1 (IGP 320M) into the kernel
> >and auto-detecting at install :-) Now *that* would be sweet.
> 
> Radeon IGP 3D support is not only extremely experimental at the 
> current state of upstream development, but it is not included in 
> the XFree86 CVS tree destined for the 4.4.0 release, nor is it 
> included in the DRI CVS yet to my knowledge.
> 
> I can state for certain that there will not be Radeon IGP 3D 
> acceleration support in XFree86 4.3.0 in Fedora Core 1.
> 
> Hopefully, the issues present with the current experimental patch 
> will be ironed out, and this support will make its way into 
> DRI-CVS.  The XFree86 feature freeze for 4.4.0 is on Oct 15th, 
> 2003, so this is unlikely to be included in the 4.4.0 release 
> either unless the XFree86 CVS commiters permit it into the tree 
> without considering it a highly experimental feature.
> 
> Depending on if the 4.4.0 release hits it's targetted release 
> date, Fedora Core 2 may contain XFree86 4.4.0.  During 
> development of Fedora Core 2, I may consider applying the 3D 
> support patches if:
> 
> 1) Someone sends me Radeon IGP laptop or motherboard hardware 
> with which to test/debug/etc.
> 
> or
> 
> 2) Enough people test the support that it is considered at least 
> as stable as any other Radeon support, and does not regress the 
> driver at all.
> 
> I won't however just shove in highly experimental known-buggy 3D 
> support for Radeon IGP, just because numerous IGP users out there 
> are anxious to get 3D support.  It will be supported _only_ when 
> it is considered stable and reliable upstream.  In particular by 
> the developers working on it.
> 
> Hope this helps explain the IGP situation.
> 
> TTYL
> 
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Regards,

Dan Goodes  :  Systems Programmer  :  dang planetmirror com

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