[Mesa-dev] News about my GSoC proposal

Denis Steckelmacher steckdenis at yahoo.fr
Mon Mar 21 03:43:18 PDT 2011


I can consider working on a hardware driver, but I'm not very familiar with 
these pieces of software. I will also need to work two weeks without my main 
computer, on a Packard Bell laptop with an RS690m graphics card (r300g 
driver). The r300g driver is already mature, exept one memory corruption bug 
on my RS690 (reported on the bugzilla as bug nr 35457). I planned to use 
llvmpipe to work on Mesa or my state tracker.

Nevertheless, I have an ATI Radeon 4800 or so somewhere at home, so I can put 
it in my computer (instead of the integrated RS690, yes, another RS690, they 
chase me) and try to work on the r600g driver, but I don't know if I will be 
able to do something interesting.

I'm open to any suggestion. I now understand the majority of the Mesa code (I 
read most of it past week), and I also read some parts of the OpenVG state 
tracker (a state tracker not too far from OpenGL, but way simpler, and built 
directly on top of Gallium, so close to what I want to experiment the 
following weeks).

Best regards,
Denis Steckelmacher.

> Hi Denis,
> I think the work to replace Mesa IR with GLSL IR is being done by Intel (it
> was mentioned on #dri-devel, feel free to drop by), but I don't think they
> will want to touch the st_mesa_to_tgsi part.
> Have you considered working on a hardware driver? Sometimes, stable and fast
> drivers are all that users need. :)
> Marek
> On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM, Denis Steckelmacher 
<steckdenis at yahoo.fr>wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > One week has passed since my last mail, talking about an OpenGL 4.1 Core
> > state
> > tracker. There has been great interest and many remarks, so thanks to
> > you
> > all.
> > 
> > I write this mail to give some more information about my future
> > proposal,
> > and
> > to say that I have not disappeared and that I'm already working. I'm
> > currently
> > browsing the whole Mesa code, not only Gallium, and even EGL and GLX
> > code. The
> > project of replacing Mesa IR with GLSL IR seems to be really
> > interesting,
> > and
> > it seems I will apply to do that (plus some other things if I have time
> > to do
> > so, but I doubt it, as Mesa IR is really heavily used in Mesa and the
> > Mesa state tracker).
> > 
> > I'm also reading the code to have a more precise idea about the amount
> > of
> > work
> > needed to make a simple OpenGL 3+ Core state tracker, as an experiment
> > during
> > the following months, before the Summer of Code. This way, I will be
> > able
> > to
> > see if it's possible and interresting.
> > 
> > So, thanks a lot for your replies to my previous mails, I now know what
> > you want and I find that interesting.
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