[Mesa-dev] DEATH to old drivers!
libv at skynet.be
Wed Aug 24 15:28:43 PDT 2011
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:14:21AM +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 01:50:25PM -0700, Corbin Simpson wrote:
> > +1. If anybody needs them, they're in git.
> > Sending from a mobile, pardon my terseness. ~ C.
> *sigh* Software populism...
> But seriously. How would such a thing work?
> Drivers will be thrown out because none of those currently chiming care
> about doing the extra bit of work needed to maintain at least some
> highly standard interfaces.
> It seems that these less popular drivers are gone for good. Because what
> would one have to do to get them back in? What are the criteria for
> that? And how will such criteria evolve? Because stating "you don't have
> features that some cards already implemented 12 years ago" is a pretty
> shaky path to venture out on. What's next? "because i do not like the
> people who develop?"* Now that would be very free and open indeed.
Or... "Because they do not fit the interface/abstraction i just
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