[ubuntu-x] Confusing alpha-2 information on intel driver
bryce at canonical.com
Mon Jun 15 20:55:37 BST 2009
Thanks, looks like it simply hadn't gotten updated since alpha1. I've
corrected it, although obviously it's too late for alpha2 since that
just went out.
Anyone in ubuntu-x is encouraged to help keep the release notes up to
date. For Karmic they're at this wiki page for your editing pleasure:
P.S. the epoch thing is a fudge that had been used early on in Ubuntu
to fix some version mismatches.
On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 03:20:56PM -0400, Geir Ove Myhr wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just looked at the information page about Karmic alpha-2
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha2) and it has a paragraph
> about the UXA in the -intel driver which I find confusing:
> New Intel video driver architecture available for testing
> In later Karmic milestones the Intel video driver will most probably
> switch from the current "EXA" acceleration method to the new "UXA".
> This will solve major performance problems of Ubuntu 9.04, but is
> still not as stable as EXA, which is why it is not yet enabled by
> default. We invite you to help testing UXA, please see the
> instructions and feedback page.
> This sounds like EXA is still the default in Karmic alpha-2, and that
> UXA needs to be enabled according to the UXA testing page
> (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/UxaTesting). But the intel driver version
> in Karmic alpha-2 is 2:126.96.36.199+git20090602.ec2fde7c-0ubuntu2 
> which has no support for EXA anymore. Right?
>  OT: would anybody tell me what those colons in the version numbers mean?
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