Fedora11: Plans for updated mesa/xorg packages ?

Terry Barnaby terry1 at beam.ltd.uk
Sat Sep 5 06:53:41 UTC 2009

On 09/03/2009 03:10 PM, Terry Barnaby wrote:
> On 09/03/2009 02:11 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> On 09/03/2009 01:34 PM, Terry Barnaby wrote:
>>> Does anyone know if there is a plan to release updated
>>> xorg/mesa packages for F11 any time soon ?
>>> The F11 ones are very broken, at least for ATI radeon based systems.
>>> I have been using code from freedesktops git sources
>>> (drm,mesa,xf86-video-ati) and this is now getting there, at least
>>> blender works !
>>> However, the changes needed to the stock F11 are now getting larger
>>> (xserver update) and it would be good to have an RPM based system
>>> again !
>> Do you have bugzilla numbers so we know what breakage you are talking
>> about?
>> Rahul
> There are a large number of ATI R200/R300/R500 bugs listed in Freedesktop's
> bugzilla. Two that I have had dealings with are: 21774 and 23232, however
> due to heavy development in the xorg/mesa packages there are a lot more
> than that. Before using the git sources for drm/mesa,xf86-video-ati I had
> various crashes, hangs, system lockups and pixel errors on the screen on
> both R300 and R200 based systems. I think it is the same for Intel
> graphics as well. I don't like using raw git/non RPM code on my systems,
> but, without the git xorg/mesa code F11 is unworkable for me.
> Unfortunately the bug, 23232, requires a more recent XOrg XServer. This has
> heavy system dependencies and would require me to do a lot of work in
> building
> many packages right down to OpenSSL ...
> It seems, to me, that the XOrg/Mesa code has got a lot better since the
> code F11 was based on and a F11 update is due. It would certainly help
> me and many others ...
> Cheers
> Terry
So are there any plans for updated mesa/xorg packages for F11 ?

Looking at the Mesa and freedesktop mail lists, Mesa is just branching its
7.6 branch for stable/bug fixing and Xorg is stabilising for release
1.7 of the XServer.

Sounds like a good time for Fedora 11 to update to the latest ...
Is there any road map or plans for F11 somewhere ?



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