[Nouveau] [Mesa3d-dev] [RFC] Merge of a reincarnation of the nouveau classic mesa driver.

Keith Whitwell keithw at vmware.com
Tue Feb 2 05:39:06 PST 2010

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 03:01 -0800, Francisco Jerez wrote:
> For a long time the gallium pipe drivers for nvidia fixed function cards
> (nv0x, nv1x and, to some extent, nv2x) have remained unmaintained and
> godforsaken -- especially nv0x and nv1x had seen almost no progress
> since their creation.
> They've recently grown a classic mesa driver which implements many new
> features: texturing, hardware-accelerated tnl. However the killer
> feature is "it actually draws stuff" (and if you're lucky even some
> simple games at reasonable FPS) so I don't like to consider this a step
> back.
> Right now it is located in a git repo here [1], "mesa-next" is the
> branch I'm proposing to merge. I'll reply myself with the patches
> affecting core mesa it depends on, to give them more visibility. Of
> course driver-related comments are welcome too.
> [1] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/~currojerez/mesa/

This looks like an appropriate path forward for this hardware.  Gallium
hides the things they need to be operating on, and Mesa's driver
interface is much closer to the requirements of this era of hardware.


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