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  • #16
    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Interesting; I didn't know about Guru Meditation Errors.
    Could be inspiration for Linux' "Don't PANIC" screen =)

    Or maybe is should read "Maybe it is a good time to panic"? =)

    But it would probably offend some "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fans

    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    Finding something in a large piece of software like the proprietary driver reminds me of a short story I read a long time ago. If I remember correctly, it involved an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters, an angel cast out from Paradise and tasked with supervising said monkeys, and a block of granite a parsec or so on each side. Every 1000 years a small bird would stop by and sharpen its beak on the block, gradually wearing down the block and providing a way to measure the passage of time.
    HAHA Is the proprietary driver that big? How many lines of code are we talking about here?

    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    EDIT - found it - "Been a long, long time" by R. A. Lafferty. There is an xkcd comic in a similar vein, but it's not as good : http://xkcd.com/505/
    I can find references to it, but it doesn't seam to be online.

    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    True. The best news, though, is that the work has (in theory) already been done and is (in theory) working on Intel 915 parts. I imagine it still needs some work though, or I would have expected the Intel devs to jump across to Gallium3D immediately (since GEM and DRI2 are already available).
    That is pretty strange.

    I have added the dependency tree to
    http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature

    It stands a little out from the beautiful colour matrix, but hopefully it gets to stay anyway

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    • #17
      for you interest I made a blog post out of this thread, containing a nice graphics:
      http://www.rojtberg.net/271/4-years-later/

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      • #18
        Looks good. I was expecting to see something with monkeys and typewriters surrounded by a flashing red border, this is much better

        BTW it looks like the porting has now finished; when this thread started only the first part of the work had been ported back to master : http://airlied.livejournal.com/67545.html
        Last edited by bridgman; 07-02-2009, 01:13 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by madman2k View Post
          for you interest I made a blog post out of this thread, containing a nice graphics:
          http://www.rojtberg.net/271/4-years-later/
          As you mention both AMD and Intel in your blog post, I think it should be fair to point out that the Intel drivers already support OpenGL 2.1.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by madman2k View Post
            for you interest I made a blog post out of this thread, containing a nice graphics:
            http://www.rojtberg.net/271/4-years-later/
            Very interesting to get a break down on things

            Have you looked at Radeon Feature Matrix on x.org since yesterday?

            The Gallium features have been added. There is quite a lot. Unfortunately many of them have been shorten, so some of they makes no sense at all. Like EGL and WGL.

            Notice how R200 stands out.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Louise View Post
              Could be inspiration for Linux' "Don't PANIC" screen =)

              Or maybe is should read "Maybe it is a good time to panic"? =)

              But it would probably offend some "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fans
              So let's make it "Please make sure you have your towel"

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              • #22
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                Looks good. I was expecting to see something with monkeys and typewriters surrounded by a flashing red border, this is much better

                BTW it looks like the porting has now finished; when this thread started only the first part of the work had been ported back to master : http://airlied.livejournal.com/67545.html
                Impressive!

                But how do we know that Airlied exists, and what we see is not the product of 1000 monkeys with IBM Model-M keyboards?

                Have anyone meet Airlied in real life?

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                • #23
                  I have. He doesn't look anything like his avatar.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                    I have. He doesn't look anything like his avatar.
                    I knew something was up

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