[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.0.0

JM Ibanez jm at orangeandbronze.com
Sat Apr 21 04:31:56 PDT 2007

Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> writes:

> On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 14:16 +0800, JM Ibanez wrote:
>> Will this be the actual release for the intel driver? The fix for bug
>> #10645 isn't in master yet, and it would affect users playing movies on
>> the i852/i855 (i830_video).
> Yes, this is the 2.0 release. The bug fix for 10645 isn't ready for
> incorporation into the driver, although I'd like to get it there
> reasonably soon. For that to be ready, I'd like to see it:
>  1) Not depend on particular ordering in the array of crtcs

>  2) Use an area-based mechanism for deciding which crtc gets the
>     overlay

What do you mean by "area-based mechanism"? Is this similar to what I'm
doing in the patch(es)?

>  3) Deal more logically with the panel fitting registers

> I looked at what is needed here, and it looked like several days of work
> as the original code is something of a mess. Instead of holding the
> release waiting for this, I decided that it was more important to push
> the release out now and plan on fixing bugs like this shortly.
> Now that 2.0 is out, we can do releases of the driver on a regular
> basis, so it will be easy to do a 2.1 release with just a few fixes like
> this included.

Sounds reasonable. I'd like to work on this. :)

JM Ibanez
Software Architect
Orange & Bronze Software Labs, Ltd. Co.

jm at orangeandbronze.com

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