Comment 7 for bug 177492

zdzichu (zdzichu-gmail) wrote :

Switch back to XAA is bad because:
1) Ubuntu users will be deprived of textured video and power saving (by the way of fb compression) for a year¹
2) XAA is basically deprecated and its bugs are fixed as second priority. Do you want to release LTS with driver abandoned by upstream?

¹ textured video was disabled on intel driver shipped in 7.10. EXA will be disabled in 8.04. This way Ubuntu users will get those features no sooner than 8.10.