Re: Nof if they can get the current stuff to work properly
Never had that problem with Debian. The installer always worked correctly (they have wrapped it quite a bit though).
I always use the binary driver, despite (or actually in a different sense of the word) because of all the flames.
Noveau and in the AMD case the free Radeon module do not handle correctly power management.
So if you use either, you can (and if it is fanless or laptop probably will) fry your GPU).
Examples - with noveau my fanless test Nvidia Quadro draws 20W (measured by difference in draw at "the wall") and is hovering close to its thermal limit. Same card with a correctly configured binary driver in idle is sub-5W and sub-50C. In the AMD case, either one of my laptops can and will exceed 80C if pushed despite the radeon module having dynclkcs=1. Same hardware, binary drivers, temp raises to 71-72 at max throttle and stays there.
So if this code drop does not contain the power management and the clock governors, well... not good enough. Thank you, I will come again later when it does.