[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 0/1] Delete i965g

Jose Fonseca jfonseca at vmware.com
Tue Nov 29 08:45:44 PST 2011

----- Original Message -----
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com>
> wrote:
> > The bulk is there but there are a few places missing.
> >
> > I'll update those, do some sanity checks and commit.
> >
> > Jose
> Is there a good reason to delete i965g ? 

Hi Jerome,

Yes. Please read he "Re: [Mesa-dev] [PATCH 4/6] gallium: remove PIPE_CAP_GLSL and enable GLSL unconditionally" thread and other emails about it today.

The short story is: no one seemed to care about it, it adds unnecessary overhead to others when doing interface changes, and it apparently confuses users too.

> Maybe some people are interested in it.

Maybe. But interest is not quite enough.  If people willing to develop it ever materialize then they can bring the driver to life, by get it working again in a branch, and merge back to master, as any other driver.  After all, the driver was only deleted from the tip of the master branch. It's not that it was deleted from all history...

Master should have stable and/or maintained code.  Everything else should live in branches.


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