Moving to X.Org?

Luc Verhaegen libv at
Tue Sep 7 07:00:16 PDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 12:01:25PM +0200, Thomas Hellström wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm generally also very much for this.
> However, the development is sometimes very rapid and we get very fast 
> feedback from
> the user community wanting to use these fixes.
> My suggestion is  that we if possible continue having beta releases at 
> the unichrome site and
> when we feel they are stable enough, we check them in at This 
> might change in the future, though,
> as the driver matures, and there no longer is need for such a rapid 
> development model with fast user feedback.
> Comments about this?
> Regards
> Thomas
> Ivor Hewitt wrote:
> >Sounds like a very good idea. I don't think the driver's too 
> >experimental to
> >enable by default either.
> >
> >Also.... Have you seen the xxvmc stuff that Thomas has done at all 
> >(provides
> >support for the via mpeg decoder)? It would be interesting to provide
> >support for generic mpeg acceleration at the X server level.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Ivor. 
> >
> > 
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Daniel Stone [mailto:daniel at] 
> >>Sent: 06 September 2004 23:39
> >>To: dwdeath at
> >>Cc: ihewitt at; totte67 at
> >>Subject: Moving to X.Org?
> >>
> >>Hi guys,
> >>I was just poking around the web and saw the UniChrome 
> >>project on SourceForge. I was wondering if you'd be 
> >>interested in working in-tree with X.Org, which would benefit 
> >>pretty much everyone -- you guys don't need to backport, and 
> >>users don't need to do any additional work to get your driver.
> >>
> >>Even if you feel that the driver's too experimental, we could 
> >>just disable it per default or something.  I think there's 
> >>room for everything in here, and we'd love to have all you 
> >>guys around; drop me a reply if you're interested.
> >>
> >>Cheers, and good work!
> >>:) d
> >>
> >>-- 
> >>Daniel Stone                                            
> >><daniel at>
> >> powering your desktop                
> >>
> >>

I can only back what Thomas said.

The via driver still requires _a_ _lot_ of work, and our situation is 
such that we largely depend on users feedback.

A stable branch in our CVS, running a few weeks behind on release, 
that gets submitted to is probably the way to go.

Luc Verhaegen. (libv on undernet)

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