[mythtv-users] Dell Zino HD as FE/BE
aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 16:48:51 UTC 2009
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I know for a fact there are full-time paid programmers working on the
>> open-source radeon drivers. It is indeed a constant game of catch-up as
>> Kevin suggested.
> Yeah, I figured there were some. I guess my point was that it isn't a
> problem necessarily with the open source development model. It is a
> problem of raw man power to keep up with the radical changes that are
> made with GPU hardware from one generation to the next. It isn't
> nearly as stable as the x86 architecture for example. So open source
> doesn't benefit as much from the mature efforts of past coders.
It's a shame really. AMD is going to lose out in the low-end Linux
netbook/nettop market, which is the only market other than the server
market where Linux has a pretty good market share.
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