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    Hi Veerappan,

    Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
    Hi Rafael,

    Do you have interest in a specific existing chip line, or do you just want to help out in general?
    In both. i`ve 2 ATI cards due to Open Documentation (X1600 Mobile - r300g - & HD4680 - r600g), but i would like to improve the 3D world in Linux. I`m also concerned about the power consumption problems.

    Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
    There's some documentation out there on how videos and the 3D pipeline work, and there's definitely room for improvement in the drivers out there.

    One general link that describes the overall 3D pipeline and software stack is here:

    You will probably want to familiarize yourself with Gallium3D, as that's what a lot of future development will probably use (also check out the external links there)

    I've often heard that the best way to get involved is to pick an extension that you would like to see supported in Mesa and actually create an implementation of it.
    I read this in the past, but i`m going to take a look again.

    Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
    Either that, or just find a bug on the Mesa bug tracker and try to fix it ( start at and search for Mesa bugs).

    You might also want to start reading the mesa-dev mailing list to see how things are done.
    I`m suscribed to the ml, and i read regularly.

    Thank you for the tips & tricks