[Bug 94841] Ditching xf86-video-amdgpu in favor of xf86-video-modesetting?

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Thu Apr 7 17:14:15 UTC 2016


--- Comment #2 from nw9165-3201 at yahoo.com ---
(In reply to Alex Deucher from comment #1)
> Please don't file bug for questions.

Why not? Where else should this be discussed?

Yes, it could have been posted on the mailing list, but:

1. Unlike for Intel, where they have two separate mailing lists, one for bugs
and for discussion, for AMD there is just one combined mailing list which is
used for bugs and for discussion. So the posts in this "bug report" end up on
the same mailing list anyway...

2. As far as I know Bugzilla is also for feature requests, hence this one
simply could have been downgraded to "enhancement".

3. I hate posting directly to mailing lists. Mailing lists are very
inconvenient and so yesterday (outdated).

4. I doubt posting on any official AMD forum would have gotten your

> We could eventually move to
> -modesetting once all the features from -amdgpu get ported to -modesetting
> and we have a way to support the amd pro stack.

Is this something that you are planning to do? I mean porting all the features
from xf86-video-amdgpu to xf86-video-modesetting?

Or are you merely hinting at the possibility that someone could do it, in which
case you would think about moving to x86-video-modesetting?


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