[Mesa-dev] Mesa/Gallium overall design

Keith Whitwell keith.whitwell at googlemail.com
Tue Apr 13 01:58:38 PDT 2010

2010/4/13 Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com>:

> No offence to gallium, but I don't think its been mature enough to
> ship a driver for as long as Intel have had to ship drivers. I'm not
> even sure its mature enough to ship a driver with yet. I know you guys
> have shipped drivers using it, but I don't count the closed drivers
> since I haven't heard any good news about them, and svga is kinda a
> niche case. I've made the point to Keith and TG a long time ago that
> we needed an open source show case gallium driver to show how one
> should actually look.

>  Either Intel 965 or ATI r600 would have been
> perfect targets. This never materialised as important enough.

It's a major regret for me that I haven't been able to put more time
into i965g.  I completely agree that having a full-strength hardware
driver for a modern GPU as an example driver, reference
implementation, etc, would be a hugely valuable resource for gallium,
and that the i965 is/was a perfect platform to achieve that.  I'm open
to ideas about how to unstuck that project.


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