[Mesa-dev] S2TC - yet another attempt to solve the "S3TC issue"

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 01:01:14 PDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 12:58 AM, Egon Ashrafinia
<egon.mageia at googlemail.com> wrote:
> As I said in IRC ~ 2 Weeks ago, it is very Important that we support S3TC!
> I mean, the main problem is that this is a Software Patent, correct? Always
> as I know, only in the United States of America, correct?
> If so, in my opinoin the solution is simple. Let's do it the same as we did
> with --texture-float! Dont build it by default but ad a option to build it.
> And then every Distribution can decide them self.
> An American Distribution will disable it and an european distribution will
> disable it.
> Why dont we do it like this? I mean this is not a global patent. Even if so,
> France wont accept it cause they dont have software patents. ( What a great
> State!!! :D )
> Also, please keep in mind! Without this support, Linux/Gnu will _never_ and
> I realy mean _never_ a gaming Plattform. Not now and not in the future!
> Let's do some may critical risks to improve the 3D Power of Gnu/Linux :D

*You* do it then. We already support an external S3TC lib which can be
built separately; go convince distros to pick it up.

~ C.

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? ~ Keynes

Corbin Simpson
<MostAwesomeDude at gmail.com>

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