dropping UMS - xf86-video-ati-7.0.0

Robert Swindells rjs at fdy2.co.uk
Thu Jun 21 10:59:58 PDT 2012

Alex Deucher wrote:
>On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 8:48 AM, Robert Swindells <rjs at fdy2.co.uk> wrote:
>> Michael Dänzer wrote:
>>>On Don, 2012-06-14 at 20:19 +0100, Dave Airlie wrote:
>>>> I'm seriously thinking of resurrecting the kms killing branch,
>>>I'm not opposed, it's becoming rather painful to keep UMS building, let
>>>alone working.
>>>> can anyone give me a reason not too,
>>>Not sure a reason is enough, someone would need to step up and take care
>>>of UMS vs. ongoing development.
>> If people were interested in working on UMS to use on non-linux systems
>> how would they get the documentation on recent chips ?
>The easiest method would be to use the KMS code as a reference.

The main reason I was considering trying to work on UMS was the length
of time it is taking me to get anywhere with porting the radeon KMS
code and the feeling that even when I do get it all to compile I won't
be able to debug it.

I think the best plan for me is to get an older R600 card off eBay.

Robert Swindells

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