- Mar 6, 2013
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Ha, that'd be a real kick in the teeth for us Hackintoshers - not to mention many Intel Mac owners: if the drivers did come.. on Silicon only But hopefully they plan to do dual-binaries for any new code for a while longer.There's always the possibility that the testing of 6000-series drivers is on Apple Silicon Macs...
Yeah, that was my concern with the Redshift remarks: to be useful their comments need to refer to specific knowledge of as-yet un-released code, but any such code (or Apple communication regarding it) would almost certainly be under NDA. As they'd be quite unlikely to break NDA, and it also seemed unlikely that they'd get permission from Apple, it made me doubt if they did in fact have extra information.Also, I find it a little odd that these devs are not bound by any NDAs... That's very un-Apple-like.
I see the remarks from Beppe (the Octane dev) as being a little different, though. In that case I think it's plausible that he did not believe his remarks were breaking any NDA. He said he was told by Apple that drivers were available in 11.3 beta 3, and he only said that after that specific version was already released on the public seed. As he believed that the drivers were now publicly available, he may well have felt he was fine to talk about it. He had no 6000-series GPU to test it himself, so it was only later that he realised that drivers weren't released when Apple told him they would be.
Thanks very much for the further context. That is definitely interesting. I can certainly see - and would expect - them to be privy to inside information of relevance to their products. I do still find it a little surprising that they're able to talk about it, but I guess it's possible that Apple gave the OK in this instance.So the poster did give the Redshift dev plenty of room to say he was bound by an NDA, or he has no information. Redshift and Octane have gone out of their way to support AMD on OS X, this is in the interest of Apple and its user base, so I guess they are privy to inside information.
Fingers' crossed for 11.4 beta 1!