Category Archives: Sherry 1.3 Development

1.3.2 Beta for 945GME/GSE chipsets release

Now it’s that time of the year.

As I said on some post before, I will prioritize on GME/GSE development first rather than jump directly to the main 945 and 965 release. Why? Cause most of the GME/GSE chipsets owner still using 1.1E up till now, so it’s fair that they get the chance to be first 🙂

I already release the beta on Sherry Driver facebook page and 9xxssf.info threadfa. So far the review have been great, here’s some of feedback that I get.

  • Flickering is finally fix 😀
  • WebGL now works with Firefox, Chrome and IE
  • Slight improvements on gaming performance
  • Video performance increase although 1080p videos still stuttering (mostly because of Atom CPU)

Do note that this release is just a beta release aimed to see compatibility issue fixes compared to 1.3.x version which cause problems such as screen flickering and slow performance on some GME/GSE machine. Hopefully with users feedback and information on this release, I will be able to fix several issues while increasing the performance where possible without messing the stability and usability.

Here’s some of the features included :

  • Some 1.3.1 features enabled for GME/GSE chipsets
  • WebGL enabled For FF, Chrome and IE
  • Some 1.3.2 features enabled as extras
  • Video rendering improvements, though 1080p still struggles mostly because of CPU
Well, all said, hit the download links below 😀

A New Beginning : 2012

Well this is the first post for 2012 I believe, let’s begin with several updates that I delayed for some time.

Sherry 1.3.2 Updates 

I believe that all of the current Sherry drivers users much ask when is the 1.3.2 update is going to be release. Well for starters, in this release, Embedded version of the 945 family (GME and GSE) will be prioritize first in the development phase, which means that both of the chipsets will be develop as rapid as my 2 arms can be. The reason is quite simple, while other are already enjoying 1.3.1 (945 and 965), the Embedded version of the 945 are still using 1.1E for performance, that said, it is only fair that the 1.3.2 release will prioritize Embedded versions first.

Also as part of the development plan, 1.3.2 will be Windows 8 ready (when it comes), and this is what makes the update much more time consuming, again 1.3.2 update is still under 1.3.x project name,  so don’t expect for major update all the way. The updates will included several performance tweaks and stabilization codes to make the driver as stable as possible for Windows 7 and Windows 8 later on, while maintaining speed as it should. Again do not expect massive boost for this update, this is not a 1.4.x project yet.

New Logo Rebranding and Blog Design

As you all can see here and in the official Facebook fan page, the overall design has several changes. One of them are logo rebranding, which will be also use as default icon for the next driver release. This is for overall user friendly theme as well as provide the Sherry project a little bit of unique identity for itself. I have been working on it since 2009, and for almost 2 1/2 years later, I think it’s time for a new face for it.

“S” in the logo represent Sherry and as we all know it, Sherry project have been introduced for almost a year. That very same logo will be used as default icon for next release. The blog design are still from WordPress free collection, and I have to give this credit to Automattic for this creative blog design, this will provide a fresh feel for this blog , less clutter for easy reading and again that unique identity to it.

Any Plans?

Several plans that I would like to achieve in one or two months timeline is to collect enough donations for acquiring custom domain name for this blog.  Further details will be provide later on. Any donations are welcome for this effort as again it will complete the identity of this project.

I also plan of expanding the Sherry project to multiple devices, slowly that is, as I can’t handle multiple demands at once. Currently Sherry drivers supports up to 10 drivers for both 32bit and 64bit, and each of those drivers consume me for almost 2 months of my time to develop (based on 1.3.x project last year). I can however port the project to multiple devices such as Intel HD and 4 series, but please don’t expect to high of me as I am human with needs and responsibilities too.

I am also collecting funds for several devices to tests and develop on, currently I only have a 945GM laptop to test my drivers on, and yes that’s what make the drivers for 945 release so fast and without much bug in it.

So for those who can, please donate to at least allow this blog to have it’s very own domain name to keep it active as long as it should. I also welcome monthly donors (for fund raising and device funds) and / or yearly donors for domain name renewal. Please contact me for details. Note that the fundings will also be use on maintaining forum.9xxssf.info under DanielPK supervision.

I am also looking for someone who is good in art/photoshop to design a new banner for the blog, submit your artwork for evaluation with links to twitter or facebook, or email me at ayieakim@gmail.com. Do note that the banner must be appropriate with the theme here in this blog, and doesn’t have much contrast with the background. To be honest I have to expense to give for your artwork, but you’ll have my gratitude 🙂

Well, that’s all for now, see you on the next post, have fun and take care 😀

It’s Been A While

Hi there, I know it’s been a while since I last update, like I mentioned in my Facebook page, I’ve been away because of several issues such as health problems and work issue. Hey I have to make money for my college diploma course, right?

Here’s a certain point that I would like to confirm and what will happen for next year.

Sherry Driver updates will continue next year

Due to project migration, the project will be continue next year after all the project database have been move to my new workstation, I can’t afford to upgrade my laptop hard disk drive so I decided to move it to my desktop.

Do note that GMA3100 will also be supported on the upcoming patch. Although there are some who might be feeling angry about this, so I have tested that the current Sherry 1.3.1 does support GMA3100, so I will gladly release an inf patch for Sherry 1.3.1 only to enable GMA3100 support, no any other improvements.

Several fixes are also have been planned, with this said, after the upcoming 1.3.2 patch, the project will be pause for some time, giving time and space for a new driver, which combines all Intel IGP supported till now. Although Intel HD and 4 series are not confirm and don’t get your hopes high for those chipsets.

A few Notes from me.

I am sorry for my absence for these past months, I do admit that it is my fault, but having to work from 6pm after class till 1am in the morning is pretty much tiresome, and don’t forget having to go to college at 9am sharp. All and all, I won’t ask anything for this project, except for some generous donations, which is optional. This project is intended to help users with Intel chipsets, and I can’t say if I am doing it for profit or not, but I can say that I love what I do.

Having said that, when some people bombarded me with questions like “When is the actual release date?” or nuked me with heavy exclamation such as “Angelictears is a LIAR, stop saying Shit on your release to us!”. It saddens me, as I never have been promise an actual release date, I’m a one man developer, not some corporate companies having hundreds of developers working on one single project.

In intel, hundreds of developers get paid 3 thousand $ or more just to work with hundreds more developer on a single project, let say a driver for intel GMA 950 or 945 chipsets.

I make way better driver then them single handed and I get nothing, so I think people should stop complaining and focusing on helping me on improving the project by donations or at least by emailing me the log file. Any help would be appreciated to keep this project alive. I hate to stop this project just for some haters, but I can manage.

That’s all for now for the updates. Will try to write back later if can, comments are welcome :D