Open-Source ATI R500 3D Milestone Reached

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this
link. ]

“Coming just a day after AMD had opened up their production
microcode from their proprietary drivers for the R100 to R600 GPUs,
a significant milestone has been reached in the road to open-source
3D graphics capabilities for the Radeon X1000 (R500) series. We now
have hardware-accelerated glxgears!

“These 3D capabilities are coming after David Airlie had made a
few modifications to the DRM and Mesa code for the R300 series and
quite easily he got glxgears up and running on R500

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