[Mesa-dev] [PATCH v2] docs: Update FAQ with respect to s3tc support
eric.engestrom at intel.com
Thu Sep 20 11:59:10 UTC 2018
On Thursday, 2018-09-20 17:12:43 +1000, Stuart Young wrote:
> 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>
That link is apparently dead as well :)
Reviewed-by: Eric Engestrom <eric.engestrom at intel.com>
I assume you need someone to push this for you?
> -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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