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  • #16
    R600/700/800 G3D including video decode acceleration.

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    • #17
      From NVIDIA, I expect hardware programming manual publishing and to stop their binary driver and to join forces on proper Linux dev.
      From ATI/AMD, faster hardware programming specs pusblishing and same fate than nvidia for their binary driver.

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      • #18
        Open source drivers:
        1. Power management (yeah, I made the mistake of buying a high-end graphics card even though I don't play games)
        2. Kernel modesetting (mostly solved by now)

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        • #19
          I second the suggestions by everybody preceding me...
          And I think we can summarize all the posts with one single sentence:

          our hardware has certain features.. we'd like the drivers to exploit/enable those features!!!! (Let me say, feature parity with windows...)

          First we want basic things to work: 2D, resume/suspend, video accel... then evolute features: 3D, HDMI, GPU computing...

          Some of use is even concerned about the WAY this could be achieved:
          via proprietary/closed source rather than via open source drivers... by using modern/fancy/fashion technologies such as gallium3D, or OpenCL, KMS or DRI2

          That's what we want! we want our hardware to show the features it was designed to!!!!

          * one consideration is to add here: it's not only a matter of drivers. Drivers are a layer between hardware and OS... if some part of the OS environment is broken or its design is old or not fit yet to allow some technology (think of X server) then it's not only drivers' fault. In those cases drivers designers should wait for Linux to evolve or overwrite parts of it (as happens with nVidia closed drivers)
          Last edited by TeoLinuX; 01-21-2010, 10:52 AM.
          Netrunner Linux - Rolling Release ; Nexus 5 ROM Chroma 5.1 ; NAS 6TB on FreeNAS

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          • #20
            Originally posted by sylware View Post
            From NVIDIA, I expect hardware programming manual publishing and to stop their binary driver and to join forces on proper Linux dev.
            From ATI/AMD, faster hardware programming specs pusblishing and same fate than nvidia for their binary driver.
            Maybe we should focus on realistic expectations.

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            • #21
              ATI
              - opengl2.1 (want to play heroes of newerth with opensource)
              - good powermanagement
              - gallium driver for hd4000
              and im pretty positive, that we will have those three by the end of the year

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              • #22
                Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                Maybe we should focus on realistic expectations.
                I'd think the latter of those two was more realistic and remotely possible even.

                I do agree, though, it's not likely within this year.

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                • #23
                  I'd like OpenGL 1.4 and 2.0 added as state trackers to Gallium

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                  • #24
                    0. Performance Improvements (fglrx)
                    1. radeonhd driver -> same (or better) performance as fglrx driver
                    2. wanting to see nvidia bankrupt, because I hate their logo/color

                    that's all for now...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Detructor View Post
                      2. wanting to see nvidia bankrupt, because I hate their logo/color

                      that's all for now...
                      Muahahahahahha
                      LMAO
                      Netrunner Linux - Rolling Release ; Nexus 5 ROM Chroma 5.1 ; NAS 6TB on FreeNAS

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                        I'd like OpenGL 1.4 and 2.0 added as state trackers to Gallium
                        afaik gallium supports opengl1.4 and 2.0

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                        • #27
                          OpenGL3.x and power management.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
                            I'd think the latter of those two was more realistic and remotely possible even.
                            I do agree, though, it's not likely within this year.
                            Faster publishing of specs perhaps but I doubt ATI will concede the high end workstation, openCL, video playback markets to Nvidia by killing their blob.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Melcar View Post
                              OpenGL3.x and power management.
                              I want OpenGL3.x so that more game developers use open gl 3

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by castlefox View Post
                                I want OpenGL3.x so that more game developers use open gl 3
                                But first you need game developers to start better supporting Linux...
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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