[Mesa-dev] Request for information on Radeon

Ilia Mirkin imirkin at alum.mit.edu
Sun Jun 8 15:12:12 PDT 2014

On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 6:02 PM, Matt Turner <mattst88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM, Aditya Avinash <adityaavinash1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can I join them? I have good knowledge on Tessellation using proprietary
>> drivers.
> I don't think Summer of Code allows people to work together on the
> same project. Then again, I don't know that anyone has heard from
> Fabian (Cc'd) since he sent some piglit tests at the end of March. His
> github activity seems to have stopped around the same time. Since the
> coding start date was May 19th, I'm a bit concerned.
> GSoC's midterm date is June 27th, less than three weeks away. It's an
> awkward situation in which we want to let Fabian do the project he was
> accepted for, but if we can't get in contact with him we don't want to
> prevent others from making progress. Let's see if we hear something
> from him soon.
>> I don't know where to start. Can you provide me some documentation on it?
> Presumably you want to implement tessellation for Radeon hardware?
> There's a lot of common infrastructure needed first (the GLSL compiler
> lives in src/glsl).

What was the scope of the GSoC? Even if GLSL + mesa/core supports it,
a bunch of stuff would need to be piped through to gallium, for
nouveau and radeon to support it. (And the nvc0 driver already has a
bunch of provisional support for it, waiting for the gallium
interfaces to materialize.)

> If you want to become involved with Mesa development, you should join
> the #dri-devel IRC channel on Freenode (and #nouveau, #radeon,
> #intel-gfx, depending on your hardware).
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