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You'll likely never see those registers. The powers that control AMD have already decided to stonewall the opensource movement.. probably led by a dominant faction controlling microsoft.
linux will never see 3d opensourced.. just ain't gonna happen.
Both r600_demo and radeonhd include a header file containing all of the register names, offsets, field names, shift and mask info from the register spec document. If you're having trouble sleeping you can take a look at :
Register info and sample code using the registers is already out. The only additional information in the register spec document is comment information with tips & guidelines for the fields. I didn't feel we had enough review coverage on that part of the package so pulled it out for now to avoid holding up the rest of the information.
> I guess the issue is that the only place XvMC really buys you much these
> days is playing HD resolution MPEG2 streams, typically from off-the-air
> HDTV (ATSC, DVB), and not many people seem to do that.
Does the date 2009-02-17 mean anything to you? Do you actually think that
not many people watch TV?
So there is need/interest. When will FLOSS drivers accelerate mpeg decoding
on AMD/ATI GPUs?
> > There hasn't been much interest in XvMC so far
> Perhaps you missed Phoronix's "2008 Linux Graphics Survey"?
Bridgman is probably talking about developer interest, not general interest. We may not like it, but unless someone with the technical knowhow becomes motivated, neither XvMC not tv-out will see the light of day. That's the way the open-source world works.
BlackStar, Feb 17/09 is the cutover date from analog to digital broadcasting in the U.S., ie the date your analog TV stops working unless you have a set-top box to convert digital broadcasts to analog. Other countries have different cutover dates.