[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.9.0

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Mon Sep 28 20:10:06 PDT 2009

Release 2.9.0 (2009-09-28)
We are pleased to announce the 2.9.0 release of the xf86-video-intel
driver. (If you have been following along at home, this release is
identical to the release candidate other than the version


Where to obtain the release
git tag: 2.9.0

MD5: 34ff2582993d64dddd62d0cb7b30d759  xf86-video-intel-2.9.0.tar.bz2
SHA1: 62e29344824a5de421178fec568d7ff0688309f8  xf86-video-intel-2.9.0.tar.bz2

MD5: a3b2f3f9abcbf2d6add4d0c3a6e06279  xf86-video-intel-2.9.0.tar.gz
SHA1: 25bb6948223db5e8f140f42aa6de2dfb7f7d9a50  xf86-video-intel-2.9.0.tar.gz

New features in 2.9 compared to 2.8
* Support for the B43 chipset.

Major fixes in 2.9.0 compared to 2.8.0
* Multiple fixes to make the driver stable for 8xx chipsets, (855GM,
  865G, etc.). The 2.8 driver series was extremely unstable with many
  of these chipsets.

  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22904 (and many duplicates)

* Add support for BACKLIGHT property when using kernel modesetting
  (KMS). This allows backlight adjustment with programs such as
  "xbacklight -set <percentage>" or "xrandr --set BACKLIGHT <value>".


* Fix so that "xrandr --scale" works when using KMS.


* Fix segfaults of X server when logging out.


* Avoid falling back to software for 1-bit alpha-only masks.


* Fix pixel sampling position for 8xx chipsets, (fixes some cairo-test
  suite failures).

All changes from 2.8.0 to 2.9.0
Adam Jackson (1):
      Fix the chip names printed in the log to be less obnoxious.

Carl Worth (8):
      debug: i830_valid_command: Return invalid for subopcodes with no name
      NEWS: Add notes for the snapshot
      Update version to for snapshot.
      8xx: Fallback for any non-affine transformation.
      NEWS: Add notes for
      Increment version to
      NEWS: Add notes for the 2.9.0 release.
      Increment version to 2.9.0

Chris Wilson (10):
      i830: do not use stale mask transform
      i830: remove padding NOOPs from composite
      i830: Trim composite setup
      i830: Update comments
      i830/i915: Set the sample position to the pixel center.
      i915: Restore nearest sampling
      Avoid fallbacks for compositing gradient patterns
      Avoid fallbacks for a1 src/mask
      Check the correct Picture for error during creation.
      Revert "8xx: Fallback for any non-affine transformation."

Dave Airlie (5):
      intel: remove unneeded includes
      intel: update for resources/RAC API removal
      intel: since driver depends on newer server don't need to wrap this
      xserver: fix up for stable build
      intel: drop RES_SHARED_VGA not needed anymore

Eric Anholt (8):
      uxa: Skip fill of temporary alpha picture that just gets copied over.
      uxa: Tell the driver when we're just going to immediately map the pixmap.
      Only align DRI2 tiled pixmaps to the DRI2 tiled pixmap alignment requirement.
      8xx render: Add limited support for a8 dests.
      Fix sampler indexes on i965 planar video.
      Align tiled pixmap height so we don't address beyond the end of our buffers.
      Fix math in the tiling alignment fix.
      Align the height of untiled pixmaps to 2 lines as well.

Jesse Barnes (4):
      Dump LVDS backlight info from bios_reader
      Print block length of backlight table
      Add KMS only build flag
      Eliminate cursor flicker

Keith Packard (12):
      drmmode_output_get_modes: Replace existing EDID property blob with new one
      Allow DRM mode setting to include transformations
      Reload cursors as needed when setting new modes.
      Add cursor registers to debug dump output.
      KMS: allocate one bo per crtc for cursor
      Fix SHM functions to work with server after 1.6.0
      Make sure DRM output properties are freed after we're done with them.
      Don't destroy bufmgr at CloseScreen time
      Remove vestigial internal rotation which broke KMS DGA/VidMode modesetting.
      Remove DGA support from the driver.
      Split i915/i830 composite_emit_primitive into two functions.
      i8xx: Format projective texture coordinates correctly.

Kristian Høgsberg (1):
      kms: Don't use fb offset when using shadow buffer

Krzysztof Halasa (1):
      h/v bias in 3DSTATE_DEST_BUFFER_VARIABLES is 4-bits wide

Matthias Hopf (7):
      Add HP Mini 5101 to quirks list.
      Add BACKLIGHT property support in KMS case.
      Don't ignore backlight level change to the same level.
      Add get_property support.
      Use "Backlight" as backlight brightness property.
      Don't set backlight level if going on->on.
      Add new backlight driver "samsung".

Owain Ainsworth (1):
      accessing a pixmap if prepare_access fails is verboten.

Peter Hutterer (1):
      Update to xextproto 7.1 support.

Wu Fengguang (2):
      Add intel_audio reg dumping program
      Add HDMI audio registers

Xiang, Haihao (4):
      XvMC: pin XvMC buffers under KMS.
      Check the version of intel-gen4asm tool in configure.ac
      add compiled shader programs for XvMC/XvMC-VLD on IGDNG
      XvMC: enable XvMC/XvMC-VLD on IGDNG

Zhao Yakui (3):
      Calculate the DVO relative offset in LVDS data entry to get the DVO timing
      Check whether the DVI-I/D is connected or disconnected based on EDID
      Skip setting tv format property if output crtc is NULL

Zhenyu Wang (5):
      Fix typo in bios_reader for invalid pointer cast
      Fix VGA plane disabling
      Make DGA optional
      Add B43 chipset support
      More dumps for Arrandale LVDS

Zou Nan hai (2):
      It seems that indirect data upper bound check in STATE_BASE_ADDRESS
      set correct value for indirect access check bound
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