AMD Releases Revised R500 Document

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| In late February AMD had released the much anticipated R500 3D programming
| guide followed my two minor revisions to it over the past month. Today AMD
| has released another revision to the R500 3D programming guide, which now
| includes expanded coverage of the Command Processor (CP) found on the R500
| graphics processors. Version 1.3 of this documentation can be downloaded from
| X.Org.
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjQxMg

Details emerge on Lenovo's Atom-based handheld

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| We already learned at CES that it runs Linux, is Web-enabled, has GPS, plays
| music, and takes photos.
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http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-990...?tag=nefd.blgs


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AMD Releases Production Microcode For All Radeon GPUs

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| In the next step towards open-source 3D support for the R500 and R600 GPUs
| (Radeon X1000 and Radeon HD 2000/3000), AMD has just pushed its production
| microcode into the Mesa/DRM git tree. This is the microcode found in the
| fglrx driver and it covers the Radeon R100 to R600 product families. *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...icrocode&num=1


AMD Releases Additional R600 GPU Programming Documentation

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| In the second NDA-free documentation dump, AMD has just released programming
| data on the M76 and RS690 graphics processors. While the RadeonHD developers
| have already had these documents, this information will help the free
| software community in understanding the internal workings of AMD's graphics
| processors. * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=960&num=1


Could AMD move open desktop Linux market?

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| AMD’s recent move to fully support open source graphics could be the best
| news desktop Linux has had in a long time.
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http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/?p=1427


New Approach To ATI Linux Driver Installation

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| Starting next month with the Ubuntu packaging scripts for the ATI Linux
| driver, the --autopkg and --installpkg arguments will be supported. When
| using this new --autopkg argument, the Ubuntu packaging scripts will detect
| the distribution version, install any build-time dependencies for that
| distribution, builds the ATI Debian packages (the same as running --buildpkg
| manually), installs DKMS (Dynamic Kernel Module Support) and libGL package
| dependencies, and then finally installs the ATI driver packages. * * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=976&num=1


AMD Launches Open GPU Website

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| AMD has today launched their new open GPU documentation website for
| register-level documents covering their ATI Radeon products. In addition,
| they are now providing an email address for any open-source developers who
| may have questions concerning these documents. *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=NjMyOQ


Future AMD GPUs To Be More Open-Source Friendly?

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| AMD is on the heels of releasing the next set of GPU programming
| documentation to aide in the development of the open-source R500/600 drivers
| (xf86-video-ati and xf86-video-radeonhd). It's already been discussed what
| this NDA-free documentation release will have, but one of the questions that
| have repeatedly come up is if/when AMD will release information on
| accelerated video playback. AMD's John Bridgman has now stated what they plan
| to release in the video realm as well as a new requirement for their future
| graphics processors: being open-source friendly while avoiding DRM. * * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=955&num=1


AMD Releases Additional R600 GPU Programming Documentation

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| In the second NDA-free documentation dump, AMD has just released programming
| data on the M76 and RS690 graphics processors. While the RadeonHD developers
| have already had these documents, this information will help the free
| software community in understanding the internal workings of AMD's graphics
| processors. * *
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=960&num=1