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3D with Open Source Drivers - ATI is coming on strong

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| The short version: packages for Fedora 8 and 9 are underway; I’ve read
| nothing so far within the Debian pages I’m following, but once that patch
| arrives in Sid, we all know it will take some 10 days or so to make it into
| Lenny as well.
|
| This is great news indeed. Finally, we can start thinking about actually
| buying ATI graphics. And choice is what it’s all about, right?
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http://blog.thedebianuser.org/?p=305


Related:

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


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


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


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
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