future of xserver-xorg-video-(i810|intel)?

Kyle McMartin kyle at ubuntu.com
Sat Jun 30 19:54:29 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jun 30, 2007 at 01:15:19PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 08:58:56PM +0200, Andreas Schildbach wrote:
> > As the i810 driver cannot handle odd resolutions well, when will the 
> > default be switched over to intel? Will this happen at all for Gutsy?
> There's still a small number of important regressions in -intel compared 
> to -i810. These are being fixed quite rapidly, so I'd hope we'll be able 
> to cover it for gutsy.

My plan is to have them both installed by parallel, and modify
discover-data to use -intel on new installs for everything newer than
i945. This should minimize regressions.

There are still some important things missing in xf86-video-intel, for
example, we've seen regressions in terms of hotkey device switching. :/

We'll likely keep -i810 for the i8xx by default for the foreseeable
future though.

	Kyle M.

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