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SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]
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On Thursday 14 December 2006 23:39, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > >
> > > It'll get in when the developers feel it is at a stage where it can be
> > > supported, at the moment (I'm not speaking for all the nouveau team
> > > only my own opinion) the API isn't stable and putting it into the
> > > kernel only means we've declared the API supportable, I know in theory
> > > marking it EXPERIMENTAL might work, in practice it will just cause us
> > > headaches at this stage, there isn't enough knowledgeable developers
> > > working on it both support users and continue development at a decent
> > > rate, so mainly ppl are concentrating on development until it can at
> > > least play Q3, and for me dualhead on my G5 :-)
> >
> > To what degree does it work on the G5?
> > Can we already drive a desktop system with it?
> > I'd like to play around with this on my Quad.
> >
>
> 2D worked the last time I tested it and fixed up all the problems, it
> is slightly faster than nv, but may be more unstable, still only
> single head... 3D even on x86 doesn't work yet without pre-loading
> nvidia to set the hardware up correctly.. but it's coming along....
> there are summary updates posted ~weekly on the nouveau wiki....

Ok, that's nice to hear. :)
Can't be much more pain than nv, heh.
And as I only have singlehead, anyway, I'll give it a try.

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Greetings Michael.
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