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    Phoronix: Mesa 7.5 RC3 Brings Build, Bug Fixes

    Mesa 7.5 with its Gallium3D love is nearing. In time for some weekend testing, Brian Paul has announced the release of Mesa 7.5 Release Candidate 3...

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

  • #2
    Now we just need some completed Gallium3D drivers for ATI/AMD and NVIDIA hardware...
    Patches welcome. :3

    ~ C.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
      Patches welcome. :3

      ~ C.
      #include "just_work_god_dammit.h"

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      • #4
        As a happy customer of an ATi RadeonHD 3650 and the free ATi driver, I have just one thing to say:

        GIVE. ME. THREE. DEE.



        Originally posted by conholster View Post
        #include "just_work_god_dammit.h"
        LOL

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        • #5
          Is the Intel driver using Gallium3D in 7.5, or is that planned for a later release?

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          • #6
            does anyone know when we can expect a working gallium3d driver for amd r700 cards?
            i know that bridgman said something about end of the year but that was quite a few months ago and maybe someone can give a better estimate now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by conholster View Post
              #include "just_work_god_dammit.h"
              r300 is currently OVER 9000 lines of code, and still useless for all but the simplest tasks. r600 will require only a bit less code, and it's more complex because it is much more generic.

              "Just make it work" is kind of tough.

              Originally posted by Pfanne View Post
              does anyone know when we can expect a working gallium3d driver for amd r700 cards?
              i know that bridgman said something about end of the year but that was quite a few months ago and maybe someone can give a better estimate now.
              When It's Ready.

              As soon as KMS+GEM works on those cards, I'll add radeon softpipe support for them, which means that DRI2 SW rendering will work. After that, it'll be the long, slow road of porting r6xx-rewrite into the Gallium architecture.

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              • #8
                Which is the Galluim3D support for Intel graphics cards?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
                  When It's Ready.

                  As soon as KMS+GEM works on those cards, I'll add radeon softpipe support for them, which means that DRI2 SW rendering will work. After that, it'll be the long, slow road of porting r6xx-rewrite into the Gallium architecture.
                  thanks for your answer + thanks for the work you do on the r300 driver
                  keep going!

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                  • #10
                    Really good news. I hope that most Open Source drivers will use Gallium3D soon.



                    Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
                    Patches welcome. :3

                    ~ C.
                    MAD, I miss you in #zen-sources, you weren't there since ages.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FallenWizard View Post
                      MAD, I miss you in #zen-sources, you weren't there since ages.
                      The features I needed in zen-sources have gone upstream. I don't really need it anymore. :3

                      Maybe I'll /join again.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
                        As soon as KMS+GEM works on those cards, I'll add radeon softpipe support for them, which means that DRI2 SW rendering will work. After that, it'll be the long, slow road of porting r6xx-rewrite into the Gallium architecture.
                        Last time we heard from Bridgman, I think he said that AMD now is working on writing the power management specs and example code.

                        We haven't heard from the Novell developers in a long ting, and the last we heard from Red Hat was their work in KMS being their main interest.

                        Do you have an update where things are going, and who is working on what?

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                        • #13
                          Alex pushed initial power management code (engine clock, clock gating, pcie lanes) a while back, then Yang added engine clock adjust to radeonhd. Matthias just published a patch to add clock gating to 5xx/rs6xx, and Alex wrote up a summary of the power management info & options in his blog :

                          http://www.botchco.com/agd5f/?p=45

                          In terms of who's doing what, the transition to KMS is still the main focus, with glisse working on merging in new TTM code and a number of devs working on getting the radeon-rewrite branch of mesa ready to merge into master. We're doing most of the 6xx-7xx 3d work, and again there the big effort over the last couple of months was moving across to the radeon-rewrite code base as well. MostAwesomeDude is still making progress on the 3xx-5xx Gallium3D port, and at least one other dev is contributing there as well.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                            Alex pushed initial power management code (engine clock, clock gating, pcie lanes) a while back, then Yang added engine clock adjust to radeonhd. Matthias just published a patch to add clock gating to 5xx/rs6xx, and Alex wrote up a summary of the power management info & options in his blog :

                            http://www.botchco.com/agd5f/?p=45

                            In terms of who's doing what, the transition to KMS is still the main focus, with glisse working on merging in new TTM code and a number of devs working on getting the radeon-rewrite branch of mesa ready to merge into master. We're doing most of the 6xx-7xx 3d work, and again there the big effort over the last couple of months was moving across to the radeon-rewrite code base as well. MostAwesomeDude is still making progress on the 3xx-5xx Gallium3D port, and at least one other dev is contributing there as well.
                            Cool break down. It is always interesting to hear where things are going

                            I remember Linus not being too keen on the KMS merge to the kernel. Have that been sorted out, or are there potential show stoppers there?

                            Btw. I have read the Anandtech review of the much awaited Athlon II X2 250, and according to Wikipedia, it hit the channel June 2nd.

                            I assume June 2nd is for the US. Do you have an estimate how long it takes for a new CPU to be available world wide, as I don't live in the US?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MostAwesomeDude View Post
                              After that, it'll be the long, slow road of porting r6xx-rewrite into the Gallium architecture.
                              I thought Gallium3D was supposed to greatly simplify the writing of drivers. Or is it simpler, but still not incredibly easy?

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