Archive for January, 2009

A good day

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Today two very nice things happened for me in ubuntu jaunty land.

Firstly gnome-games 2.25.5 was packaged as the first in the 2.25 series. I’m happy to see our work for the past months finally reaching the jaunty users. Much has changed “under the hood” in almost all games and some testing would be nice. So if you are on jaunty and have few minutes to spare please consider trying one of the games. If you find a bug please file it in bugzilla. If all works well I would love to hear about it too in a comment here.

The second thing was that I noticed the nouveau driver appeared in the repository. I was curious about the state of the driver and decided to try it out. From what I have read I was not expecting much but I must say I was in for a very pleasant surprise. So far everything has worked wonderfully and the performance is good enough that I don’t feel the need for the binary nvidia driver at all. This is on a 6600GT card running at 1600×1200 with metacity. I have no idea how well it works with compiz or anything 3D but for my use it is perfect. Later I even installed it on my old machine at uni that has a ti4200 card. Works well there too.

Today is a good day :)