open graphics assistance
Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Sun Nov 28 10:57:15 PST 2004
Being cynical, if they were seriously wanting help, they might ask on
one of our mailing lists.
Given the volume of lkml, subscribing to take part in the discussion
just isn't in the cards...
Your local cynic,
On Sun, 2004-11-28 at 00:12 -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've been half-heartedly following the open graphics initiative. This
> is an effort that sprung up on lkml regarding making a custom graphics
> chipset with a 100% completely absolutely in all ways Open architecture,
> no proprietary drivers or firmware, etc.
> Unfortunately, I haven't noticed any X.org or Cairo developers in on the
> discussion. They are discussing the "absolute necessary features" of
> the card to make it useful, and I'm thinking that those features are
> whatever the new crop of common X applications are going to be using
> over the upcoming years - namely, whatever parts of OpenGL, and whatever
> extensions for OpenGL, are necessary for proper acceleration of cairo
> based apps and general X stuff using Composite, Render, and so on.
> Perhaps someone far more knowledgeable about this stuff than I can at
> least provide these guys some ideas so *if* (and that's a big if) this
> card comes to fruition, it is well suited for the everday tasks our
> software will demand of it.
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