xf86-video-i810 2.2.1 in portage

Finally, a new official release of the Intel driver.

A lot of work by Intel and the test community has been put into this release. I for one have been pushing people who posted bugs in Gentoo’s bugzilla to repost to FreeDesktop’s bugzilla. Most of these bugs have been fixed by upstream Intel devs, or at least acknowledged, which is a significant improvement over the previous situation.

Just this morning, Intel’s Gordon Jin has created an intel-gfx community mailing list. Although it requires moderator approval, it’s a great way forward.

Hopefully, b0rked releases like 2.2.0 will be caught much earlier from now on, and the number of regressions should go down as well. From a maintainer point of view, this is making my job much less painful 🙂

As always, if you have any issues with this release, Bugzilla is your friend. If you’re planning to use 2.2.1 on top of xorg-server-1.3*, please keep in mind that no-one upstream has tested this configuration, and if you file any bugs, I’ll ask you to reproduce with