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    Phoronix: Nouveau NV10-NV20 Can Now Handle S3TC

    While still not available by default, the Nouveau NV10/NV20 Mesa DRI driver can now handle S3TC texture compression support when available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5NTM

  • #2
    When does the patent expire?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Michael
      As well, I was recently explaining this lack of S3 Texture Compression support by default in open-source Linux graphics drivers to a major game developer. He found these patent concerns to be silly to even the point of pure stupidity and will be looking at what can be done to resolve these concerns so there could be this support "out of the box" seeing as how many modern OpenGL games require this texture compression functionality.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by cl333r View Post
        When does the patent expire?
        I think that in 2017.

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        • #5
          Debian and Ubuntu have it through s2tc:
          https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+s...sa/+bug/823062

          see comment #3.

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          • #6
            Ah, I never expected a newsline still containing NV1x and NV2x. Wow, maybe I can really unbury my old Geforce 2 and 3 and put them to use. Maybe in the VIA boxes, that would be an upgrade.
            There's a lot of love for old hardware recently. That's refreshing.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by asdx
              Someone please buy the patent and burn it with fire.
              valve do have the plan to do THIS LOL ...

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              • #8
                Q, you have some good source there.

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                • #9
                  Didn't HTC buy this patent? They are probably more open source friendly than VIA/S3. Someone should have a talk with them and get a statement.

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                  • #10
                    HTC is Via/S3 for all intents and purposes.

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