In a recent blog entry the developer airlied gave an update about the current development state of the X.Org drivers for ATI cards. After the next vesion 6.7 randr-1.2 support will be integrated.
While everyone is waiting for more details about AMD’s driver fixes the X.Org developers for the ATI drivers are not sleeping either. The developer airlied announced a pre-release to the next version of the drivers and also outlined the current road map.
The next version, 6.7, will be aimed at the X.Org server version 1.3 – remember: the X.Org server has another version scheme and release schedule as the complete X.Org package. This driver will not contain randr 1.2 support – unfortunately, because I have an ATI card – but soon after the release the driver development team will focus on merging the randr 1.2 support.
According to another post by airlied, the new drivers are already in an at least early usable state. There are comments indicating that there are people out there running the new radeon driver with RandR 1.2 support already.
Ha, I can’t wait to get that on my computer. In the meantime I wonder what ATI will do about the new RandR – and when the will start integrating AIGLX support…