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frase 09-20-07 12:14 AM

ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
I noticed that updated drivers for Linux and Solaris have been released... but FreeBSD users are still stuck with 100.14.11. Any clues as to when we'll see an update?

frase

zander 09-20-07 11:59 AM

Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
Updated FreeBSD drivers should be released shortly. Unfortunately, I can't give you an exact date.

mreimer 09-20-07 01:10 PM

Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
Thanks zander.

Will the new drivers be built against a newer version of libc? See http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=97828 for details.

Matt

zander 09-20-07 10:17 PM

Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
@mreimer: no, the driver will continue to support FreeBSD 5.x; you can still use the driver components on FreeBSD 6.x (and later) if you install the FreeBSD 5.x compatibility libraries.

abonomat 10-05-07 02:00 PM

Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
Abruptly! Possibly it is tradition. Well: Thanks Zundur! :captnkill:

Dag 10-09-07 03:38 PM

Re: ETA on X.org 7.3 compatible driver?
 
Supporting FreeBSD 5x sounds like a good thing.
There are lots of servers out there, still running "obsolete" versions of FreeBSD.
There's no reason to change them, they're possibly up for months/years.
They serve webpages, databases . . whatever, for years to come, without a glitch.
The police in Norway still uses VAXes. They work, they do the job, so what ?
That's what BSD is (was) all about, sturdy server performance . . . bless them.
But you DO realize they're the only ones that don't need advanced graphics, do you ?
Times have changed, forks of BSD like i.e PC-BSD aim on casual users.
Joe Sixpack wants bleeding edge graphics - nothing less.
FreeBSD 7 is just around the corner - the most advanced OS on this planet . .
. . with a graphics driver that requires 5x compat.
Now imagine a Vista driver that needs to run under Win95 compatibility . . .
You think that'd be a sad joke ? You're right !


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