Due to technical reasons (the logging daemon was not running) the IRC logs of the last two days are missing. I fixes that and now my favorite site is back online.
Now to the interesting part:
The r300g driver keeps moving forward thanks to Marek Olšák. He's picking up the work that Corbin Simpson started and implements more features and improves stability. He also started looking at the r600g driver started by Jermone Glisse (and others).
Jerome now work for Red Hat after he finished his academic studies. I'm not sure what he's doing exactly but the r600g was done in his free time.
Dave Airlie is doing a great job maintaining the DRM stuff in the kernel. The merge window for 2.6.35 is just over and he got plenty of good stuff pushed upstream. He's also doing experiments to do TFP in the software rasterizer.
Corbin is our 'information dispatcher'. Whenever a user pops up on IRC having a question or a weird problem Corbin is on the spot delivering information to users and gathering information from users.
And finally Alex Deucher is still at AMD/ATI helping out with information and documentation.
We also saw contributions from Maciej Cencora about 2 month ago regarding bugfixes in the class r300 driver.
(I'm sure I missed some people involved in this effort to bring free open source drivers for ATI/AMD Radeons to the world)
Generally speaking: The progress on this topic might be slow, but static. New features keep popping up, performance improvements are made from time to time. I completely dropped fglrx from my system some time ago and I'm using compiz on an old X1650 graphics card without any flaws.
Good job, guys! Thank you!