Vendor support (was Re: The ati petition)
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 12:32:39 PDT 2004
On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 14:48:28 -0400 (EDT), Vladimir Dergachev
<volodya at mindspring.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Lee Revell wrote:
> > On Sat, 2004-09-04 at 12:13, Alex Deucher wrote:
> >> The only thing that requires the use of
> >> their binary module is 3D acceleration for their current chips. Ati
> >> is no different than any other chip vender at this point. With the
> >> exception of intel no other vendor has released opensource drivers or
> >> databooks for current generation 3D chips.
> > s/[Ii]ntel/Intel and VIA/
> It would be nice if there was a webpage someplace that described what
> vendors have done to help Open Source drivers. I never knew about VIA for
> example - what features are support with their cards ? Which docs are
> available and on what conditions ?
S3/VIA regularly releases source code and a few developers have databooks:
> thank you !
> Vladimir Dergachev
> > Lee
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