xgi vs xgixp
idr at freedesktop.org
Mon Sep 7 19:31:49 PDT 2009
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Alex Deucher wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 7, 2009 at 1:21 AM, Dave Airlie<airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
>> These both driver similiar hw I think, can we pick one to ship,
>> xgi seems to have shipped for longer, and xgixp doesn't appear
>> to have ever quite made a real release.
> They support different hardware. xgi supports sis derived cards and
> is more or less a clone of the sis driver and could probably be merged
> with sis while xgixp supports trident derived cards which could
> probably be merged with trident.
Correct, correct, and correct. :) I will point out that the sis driver
supports a huge pipe of different hardware, and it has been hacked on by
a bunch of people that just wanted to add support for one more piece of
hardware. As a result, I wouldn't wish the sis driver on anyone.
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