[Mesa-dev] Drop Haiku swrast code?

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Sat May 16 13:31:09 PDT 2015

On 05/16/2015 07:52 AM, Alexander von Gluck IV wrote:
> Good morning,
> I'm pondering dropping the Haiku software rasterization code.
> (src/mesa/drivers/haiku/swrast/)
> The Haiku extern "C" gallium changes are complete and llvmpipe
> is once again compiling + working.
> The Mesa based swrast code however doesn't have a C state_tracker
> to hide C++ code behind. This means I'll need to cover the Mesa driver
> interfaces in extern "C"'s to get it up to snuff.
> #    modified:   src/mesa/main/extensions.h
> #    modified:   src/mesa/swrast/s_context.h
> #       etc.
> llvmpipe is working well enough, and any future Haiku hardware driver
> work will be on the gallium side of the house. I don't see the point of
> keeping two software renderers around adding to the upkeep when at the
> moment i'm the primary (and only) Haiku developer working on Mesa.
> A little history: we use swrast on our Mesa 7.12 fork for gcc2. I ported
> the Mesa 7.12 code over to Mesa 9.x a few years ago before the Haiku
> llvmpipe work was complete.
> Thoughts?

I think it's totally up to you (or any other Haiku stakeholders).


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