[Mesa-dev] [PATCH v2] docs: Update FAQ with respect to s3tc support

Stuart Young cefiar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 07:12:43 UTC 2018

It's just over 10 months since 17.3.0 was released with s3tc support enabled.
Probably a good idea to update the FAQ page.

v2: Incorporate feedback from Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>

Reviewed-by: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>

CC: <mesa-stable at lists.freedesktop.org>

 docs/faq.html | 18 ++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/docs/faq.html b/docs/faq.html
index 1f2fd66034..6270a071da 100644
--- a/docs/faq.html
+++ b/docs/faq.html
@@ -16,7 +16,7 @@
 <h1>Mesa Frequently Asked Questions</h1>
-Last updated: 9 October 2012
+Last updated: 19 September 2018
@@ -373,18 +373,16 @@ the archives) is a good way to get information.
 <h2>4.3 Why isn't GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc implemented in Mesa?</h2>
-The <a href="http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ogl-sample/registry/EXT/texture_compression_s3tc.txt">specification for the extension</a>
-indicates that there are intellectual property (IP) and/or patent issues
-to be dealt with.
+Oh but it is! Prior to 2nd October 2017, the Mesa project did not include s3tc
+support due to intellectual property (IP) and/or patent issues around the s3tc
-<p>We've been unsuccessful in getting a response from S3 (or whoever owns
-the IP nowadays) to indicate whether or not an open source project can
-implement the extension (specifically the compression/decompression
+As of Mesa 17.3.0, Mesa now officially supports s3tc, as the patent has expired.
-In the mean time, a 3rd party <a href="https://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/S3TC">
-plug-in library</a> is available.
+In versions prior to this, a 3rd party <a href="https://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/S3TC">
+plug-in library</a> was required.

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