X.org's GSoC 2013 projects

Martin Peres martin.peres at free.fr
Thu May 30 14:37:29 PDT 2013

Hi everyone,

On Monday, GSoC students were informed about which projects were selected to
participate in the program. Here is a short overview of the students who 
have been
selected to work with the X.org foundation:

== DRM Render/Modeset Nodes ==
Student: David Herrmann
Mentor: Dave Airlie (airlied)
Blog: http://dvdhrm.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/drm-render-and-modeset-nodes/

== Add Xv support to Glamor ==
Student: Chuan He
Mentors: Arthur Huillet (ahuillet) & Alex Deucher (agd5f)
Blog: http://bigchuan.xanga.com/

== Reverse engineering NVidia's performance counters and exposing them 
via nv_perfmon ==
Student: Samuel Pitoiset (hakzsam)
Mentor: Martin Peres (mupuf)
Blog: http://hakzsam.wordpress.com/ <https://hakzsam.wordpress.com/>

== Implementing GL_EXT_direct_state_access ==
Student: Dylan Noblesmith
Mentor: Ian Romanick

On a related note, Francisco Jerez (curro) has also been accepted to 
work on a TGSI
backend for LLVM, mentored by Tom Stellar (tstellar). This effort will 
likely bring support
for openCL to Nouveau and could also bring support to r300g, freedreno, 
Proposal: http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvmdev/2013-April/060917.html

The project list looks pretty interesting, I hope the results will be 
just as good :)

Martin (AKA mupuf)

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