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Re: any impending news on video drivers for f12?



On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 7:23 AM, Adam Williamson<awilliam redhat com> wrote:

>> 1b) do we stand a chance of catching up to the pace of hardware
>> development at the current driver development rate?
>
> Intel? Yes. Intel's rate of hardware development is actually rather slow
> from the driver's point of view, because they don't change the
> driver/hardware interface much these days. Basically the only changes
> that have had to be added to the intel driver to add support for the
> last two or three 'generations' of intel graphics hardware are simply to
> add their PCI IDs to the detection code.

No Intel did not always provide specs, they write the (open source
driver) without releasing any specs.

Later they started to provide specs too, but for other areas (ex:
wireless) they still write the driver but don't provide any specs.


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