[Mesa-dev] [PATCH v2] docs: Update FAQ with respect to s3tc support
cefiar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 12:34:41 UTC 2018
Yes, someone would need to push thanks. Part of the reason I noticed it in
the first place was cos of the dead link. ;)
On Thu, 20 Sep 2018 at 21:59, Eric Engestrom <eric.engestrom at intel.com>
> 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
> > 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 @@
> > <center>
> > <h1>Mesa Frequently Asked Questions</h1>
> > -Last updated: 9 October 2012
> > +Last updated: 19 September 2018
> > </center>
> > <br>
> > @@ -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
> > <p>
> > -The <a href="
> 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
> > +algorithm.
> > </p>
> > -<p>We've been unsuccessful in getting a response from S3 (or whoever
> > -the IP nowadays) to indicate whether or not an open source project can
> > -implement the extension (specifically the compression/decompression
> > -algorithms).
> > +<p>
> > +As of Mesa 17.3.0, Mesa now officially supports s3tc, as the patent has
> > </p>
> > <p>
> > -In the mean time, a 3rd party <a href="
> > -plug-in library</a> is available.
> > +In versions prior to this, a 3rd party <a href="
> > +plug-in library</a> was required.
> > </p>
> > </div>
> > --
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Stuart Young (aka Cefiar)
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