[OpenIndiana-discuss] Mesa 7.10 for OI_148
maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 12 14:21:32 UTC 2011
I've updated the illumos bug report.
--- On Tue, 1/11/11, Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com> wrote:
> From: Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at oracle.com>
> Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Mesa 7.10 for OI_148
> To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
> Cc: "ken mays" <maybird1776 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 7:47 PM
> On 01/11/11 03:20 PM, ken mays
> > Just reviewed the Mesa 7.10 test builds and packaging
> for OI_148.
> What test builds and packaging are
> these? Are these builds you've
> made to share with others or just your own private builds?
> > Most of the users seem to have either ATI Radeon,
> Intel, or Nvidia-based GPUs.
> That does cover somewhat more than 95% of the modern
> desktop & laptop market.
> Servers often have graphics cards that aren't widespread on
> the desktop because
> they don't have good 3D support, but have good enough 2D to
> be a local or
> remote service console - ATI Rage, Matrox, AST, etc.
> > The Intel and Radeon 2D drivers are being updated, but
> the functionaliity with certain GPUs/cards is somewhat
> broken and performance regressed in certain configurations.
> Be aware of this. I don't expect many improvements in this
> area before the next release of S11X.
> Updating the Intel 2D driver to anything much newer than
> what's currently in
> OI will make it non-functional with the current open source
> kernels from either
> OpenSolaris or Illumos - it requires Kernel ModeSetting
> (KMS) support, that
> isn't implemented in either of those
> yet. I don't expect any S11X releases
> to solve OpenIndiana's problems here.
> Illumos has opened a tracker RFE, but I've not seen anyone
> yet even hint that
> they're interested in actually working on it:
> -Alan Coopersmith-
> alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
> Oracle Solaris Platform
> Engineering: X Window System
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