[Mesa-dev] Willing to take Haiku support Patches? (Was: DEATH to old drivers!)
brian.e.paul at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 10:44:51 PST 2011
On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Alexander von Gluck
<kallisti5 at unixzen.com> wrote:
> Good afternoon!
> The Haiku OS project (not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001) has
> found ourselves in a weird spot, we have a working Mesa software
> render library based on a *heavily* modified Mesa 7.4.4.
> However as you can imagine, updating that is going to be a *big*
> pain point. As Haiku is looking to get some basic 3D rendering
> going on it's cards, we need to do upgrade to a newer version of
> If we produced well thought out Haiku OS support patches, would
> Mesa as a project be interested in accepting them upstream? I think
> a better direction may be to move away from the heavily custom
> integrated mesa library and move to stock version.
> These patches would likely start as run-of-the-mill #ifdef __HAIKU__
> As Haiku has a much smaller developer base then Mesa (20-30 commiters)
> these first steps would greatly assist us in getting hardware assisted
> 3d acceleration going.
> Keep in mind this is all early analysis, I haven't tried porting 7.11.2
> yet :)
In general I'm happy to take patches for Haiku. But I wouldn't want
to see #ifdef __HAIKU__ lines scattered all over the code. Hopefully,
that can be limited to header files as with other platforms.
What GPUs/cards do you need to support? Does this involve restoring
any legacy drivers that were removed a few weeks ago? Could you move
to Gallium-based drivers?
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