[Mesa-dev] DEATH to old drivers!

Luc Verhaegen libv at skynet.be
Wed Aug 24 15:41:15 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 03:34:44PM -0700, Ian Romanick wrote:
> I'll also point out that DRI2 isn't the only problem.  There are a lot
> of refactors and optimizations that I'd like to do that will benefit
> more modern cards.  However, due to missing (hardware) features and lack
> of a maintainer, these older drivers make this somewhere between
> impossible and excruciating.  That's what I'm really trying to
> accomplish.  I want to reduce the ongoing maintenance of drivers that
> are actively being developed.

So mesa will only either support full cpu rendering, or only rendering 
on those chips who have those features that infrastructure developers 
care for today. This will narrow down the already limited "working linux 
hardware" timeframe further.

Luc Verhaegen.

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