[ubuntu-x] Fwd: xf86-video-intel-2.1.99

Bryce Harrington bryce at bryceharrington.org
Fri Nov 9 03:04:38 GMT 2007

Since this depends on xserver 1.4 and new DRM, this would be hard to
backport for Gutsy, but may be worth trolling through for individual


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Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2007 18:39:19 -0800
From: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org>
To: xorg at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel-2.1.99

Ok, the first Intel 2.2 pre-release is out, available at the usual locations 
(e.g. http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/individual/driver/).  The changelog 
is fairly large, you can look at git if you really want to see it.

For those of you who still have open bugs on the 2.2 blocker list 
(https://bugs.freedesktop.org/showdependencytree.cgi?id=13027), please give 
this driver a try and update or close your bugs as appropriate.

This driver assumes:
  - X server 1.4(.x)
  - Mesa 7.0.x
  - latest released version of DRM (i.e. latest released Linux kernel for
    Linux users).

Additional suspend/resume fixes are available in development versions of the 
DRM (in the Mesa DRM tree and recent -mm kernels I believe).

There are still several open issues with this release, but bugs are being 
squashed fairly quickly, so it may shape up into something decent by release 

The main highlights of this release versus 2.1.0 are:
  - EXA by default (cheers & jeers all around please)
  - Tiled front buffer (should improve performance)
  - Framebuffer compression (a power saving feature)
  - Many, many bug fixes (yay!)

The final release should have some additional features, including improved 
backlight support and additional TV output properties, along with many more 
bug fixes.

Many thanks to everyone who's contributed fixes, testing and bug reports so 
far, please keep up the good work!

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