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AMD Finally Publishes New Gallium3D Driver (RadeonSI)
Just to be clear I get it right: This time you try to use the 3d "engine" (mesa) to accelerate 2d (usually ddx)? Like the intel guys with glamor?
No, the 3d engine meant here is the *hardware* engine. Nothing to do with mesa or other software, but the actual silicon on the card. And all drivers use the 3d engine from the ddx, that's how EXA works (UXA or SNA in Intel's case). Glamor is yet another different thing.
For clarity, nobody is saying that there won't be a DDX. All we're talking about here is re-using the Gallium3D hardware layer code in the DDX for EXA acceleration etc... rather than writing different accel code from scratch.
This should have little to no impact on BSD, Solaris or other OS ports.