any impending news on video drivers for f12?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Mon Aug 17 18:50:56 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-08-17 at 20:13 +0300, cornel panceac wrote:

> as an outsider, what i feel is that those developers paid by redhat or
> novel or ibm or intel, even if they are all good-hearted, have to do
> what their employers say, or else they will no longer be paid. and all
> the signs show that redhat and novell and intel and ibm, in the best
> case, don't care about linux on the desktop. what do you think about
> this?

That's entirely wrong. It doesn't even make much logical sense. If we
didn't care about 'the desktop' - i.e., in this case, writing good
drivers for ATI and NVIDIA video cards - we wouldn't be paying people to
do that. The very fact that we _do_ pay people to work on the Intel, ATI
and NVIDIA open source drivers (and the core of X itself) is ample proof
that we care. If we didn't, we wouldn't have hired those people in the
first place.

Bill's post isn't wrong in any respect, but it's just a description of a
situation that everyone knows damn well about already. Everyone working
on X is aware that the entire thing is a gigantic moving target, but
restating the problem doesn't help anyone move forward...
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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