[Mesa-dev] DEATH to old drivers!

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 06:00:15 PDT 2011

2011/8/26 Kristian Høgsberg <krh at bitplanet.net>:
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 4:52 AM, matthew green <mrg at eterna.com.au> wrote:
>> hi folks,
>>>  - Remove all DRI1 drivers: i810, mach64, mga, r128, savage, sis, tdfx,
>>> and unichrome.
>> over in netbsd land we're still lagging on DRI2 support[*].  of
>> the above cards, i've hard successful reports on mach64, mga,
>> r128 and tdfx in the last couple of years, though the only cards i
>> know of being used for a real system are mga and tdfx.
>> i don't want you to hold up future maintenence, but if you could
>> keep at least mga and tdfx that would be great.
> Even if we were to keep those drivers in mesa, they would not receive
> further features or probably even bug fixes.  They're only likely to
> break as we update the interface between core mesa and the dri drivers
> and only compile test those changes.  In other words, they're as good
> as they will ever be in the mesa 7.11 release.

For drivers that actually work, you may even want to stick to an older
mesa release (older than 7.11) since I doubt anyone has tested those
drivers with a recent version of mesa.


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