[arch-general] Gallium by default for radeon?
sh at lutzhaase.com
Sun Aug 8 16:43:55 EDT 2010
I wondered whether we should switch the default radeon driver stack over
to gallium3d. I've been running gallium3d for a few months now and with
every stack rebuild from git it only gets faster and neater. I haven't
encountered any stability issues yet (or at least not any the standard
drivers did not have).
I think the speed and OpenGL compatibility are well worth it for our
users. Since I'm toying around quite a lot with games and Ogre3D I know
that shader support and overall speed now make the radeon + gallium3d
drivers a viable replacement for the rather unlikeable catalyst drivers,
even for gaming.
For those who want to try it, build your gallium stack using my AUR
Upstream says that almost all current development efforts flow into
gallium3d and radeon KMS. Perhaps we should take the hint?
What do you think?
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