[conspire] Fwd: Ubuntu 6.10

Peter Knaggs peter.knaggs at gmail.com
Sun Mar 25 20:43:37 PDT 2007

On 3/25/07, Nick Moffitt <nick at zork.net> wrote:
> Adrien Lamothe:
> > Looking at the project page for Ubuntu 7.04, they are cutting it very
> > close. I have to believe they won't be able to include everything they
> > want into the release.
> Well, if you find a bug in the beta that cannot be resolved in a month's
> time, that may be true.  But I think you'll find that everything they
> want to "include" is already in yesterday's beta release.

Yep, Feisty is looking pretty amazing. It even has open 3D support for
the ATI X800 card now in the radeon driver, so it looks like soon there'll
be no need for the scary "fglrx" driver any more.

Well, the only Feisty Fawn "bug" I've come across is that the 3D DRI stuff
worked OK in Dapper Drake on the Toshiba Tecra 9000 but doesn't in
Feisty (this may be a savage driver issue though, maybe they just haven't
been able to keep up with the latest kernels).
Other than that, the nVidia drivers in Feisty have improved quite a lot
compared to the already-pretty-good ones in Dapper (although xvmc
takes around 10% more CPU).
There's also some bug with the compiz stuff on the radeon driver, the
windows tend to not "keep" their contents and just display as blank.
The beryl stuff does work solidly with the nVidia restricted drivers, though.


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