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  • NVIDIA Publishes Code For X Synchronization Fences

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Publishes Code For X Synchronization Fences

    While NVIDIA may not release specifications for the GPU hardware or support any open-source drivers for their graphics processors after dropping their open-source X.Org driver, they do contribute a bit to the development of the X.Org Server. NVIDIA engineers like Aaron Plattner have contributed various patches and fixes against the server in the past and for features like VDPAU for DRI2. This afternoon there's a big patch-set coming out of NVIDIA that touches several X components. This set of patches adds support for X Synchronization Fences...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODM3Ng

  • #2
    So ... I guess that a good thing those anoying screen tearing problems

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    • #3
      So basicaly it's nothing other than:
      While all our competitors are releasing spec and work on FLOSS driver we even gone as far as totally removing our half-assed FLOSS driver and after we even wanted to put legacy cruft back into X.org because we don't care about modernising our blob code, we made a fancy FLOSS feature we contributed to X.org... Yeah we are awesome and have a fscked up sense for priorities.

      Great nVidia. I'm realy impressed! I'm guessing my next card will be AMD|Ati once again...

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      • #4
        Wait, X already had sync counters? Why all the sync issues then?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
          Great nVidia. I'm realy impressed! I'm guessing my next card will be AMD|Ati once again...
          Call the care police?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phoen1x View Post
            Call the care police?
            From the Oxford Dictionary:
            comment

            • noun 1 a remark expressing an opinion or reaction. 2 discussion, especially of a critical nature, of an issue or event.

            • verb express an opinion or reaction.

            — ORIGIN Latin commentum ‘contrivance, interpretation’, from comminisci ‘devise’.
            Call God for granting you some insight?

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            • #7
              gtfo

              Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
              Great nVidia. I'm realy impressed! I'm guessing my next card will be AMD|Ati once again...
              No really, call the care police. Like nVidia cares or even reads your trolling bullshit on forums?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phoen1x View Post
                No really, call the care police. Like nVidia cares or even reads your trolling bullshit on forums?
                You still don't know what comments sections are for. It doesn't matter for I will just tell you again:
                A comment section is for discussing, but also for writing down reactions.

                In this case my reaction was "Fsck you, nVidia".

                Now if you want to play the carebear card then there are websites that are perfectly fit for such childish behavior:
                http://boards.4chan.org/b/
                http://digg.com/technology

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                • #9
                  i cant figure out from this article what the advantage of this is?

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                  • #10
                    I can't tell either, but i'm sure it's something that's beneficial to their proprietary driver. They wouldn't have bothered doing it otherwise.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                      [...] and after we even wanted to put legacy cruft back into X.org because we don't care about modernising our blob code [...]
                      Did you even read the other thread? Overlays are not "legacy cruft" that needs modernization, they're a useful feature that workstation users rely on.

                      Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                      [...] we made a fancy FLOSS feature we contributed to X.org... Yeah we are awesome and have a fscked up sense for priorities.
                      Wait, so because they do something you don't like, they're not allowed to contribute to open source projects?

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                      • #12
                        why does everyone think nvidia is anti-open-source?

                        the most likely thing is that they have a bunch of trade secrets and other crap in their driver.

                        do people forget to think about vdpau? vdpau is open source, and great. they really did us a favor by releasing it free. it's a great piece of software.

                        but i guess i understand it a little. if they can't open up the blob, they could at least help out nouveau with docs/free hardware/money/some kind of help.

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                        • #13
                          the most likely thing is that they have a bunch of trade secrets and other crap in their driver.
                          And Intel/Ati don't? Oh, puh-lease...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by md1032 View Post
                            Did you even read the other thread? Overlays are not "legacy cruft" that needs modernization, they're a useful feature that workstation users rely on.
                            Why? There already is offscreen rendering. Why is this overlay crucial? What apps use it?

                            Wait, so because they do something you don't like, they're not allowed to contribute to open source projects?
                            Ofcourse they are allowed to contribute, just as much as they are allowed to remove their FLOSS driver and just take a complete indifferent stance towards open drivers.
                            It is just the message that they rather put some functionality in X.org while not supporting the very driver that is part of X.org that is required to accel it with their very own cards...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                              And Intel/Ati don't? Oh, puh-lease...
                              well, ati hasn't opened their driver. and intel hasn't opened their driver(the windows driver. the open linux one shares little code).

                              but i do agree with others. although they gave us vdpau, they are doing nothing to help nouveau.

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