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    Phoronix: New GPU "Output Slaves" Patches Posted

    David Airlie has posted his latest set of 31 patches as he works to enable new features in the aging X.Org Server code-base...

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

  • #2
    You really are shameless, Michael.

    I know you have your eyes on xorg-devel. So do I. But I don't orgasm about every single patch set before it even gets an ack or review.

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    • #3
      I just wanna know if this helps Optimus any bit. I'm guessing 'no' because that would be too awesome.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by beaverusiv View Post
        I just wanna know if this helps Optimus any bit. I'm guessing 'no' because that would be too awesome.
        It does actually. On many Optimus machines, HDMI-out is connected only to the Nvidia card. This allows you to use it by using the Nvidia card as an output slave.

        Of course the main thing people want from Optimus is using the Nvidia card as an offload slave. But that too will be part of xrandr 1.5, and I'm sure there will immediately be an article here at Phoronix once new patches for that get posted

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        • #5
          Just a bad Example

          I'm gonna give a bad example, but, to me, the "Optimus - Linux" situation is like the "Playstation 3 Hack" situation... many years of nothing, and then the big boom xD

          Now more seriously, this guy is making a great job, and if I could help him I already had done that for sure !

          (Just a user hoping to use the Nvidia of his Asus 1215N even with nouveau )

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          • #6
            Originally posted by aliasbody View Post
            I'm gonna give a bad example, but, to me, the "Optimus - Linux" situation is like the "Playstation 3 Hack" situation... many years of nothing, and then the big boom xD

            Now more seriously, this guy is making a great job, and if I could help him I already had done that for sure !

            (Just a user hoping to use the Nvidia of his Asus 1215N even with nouveau )
            You can help him. Buy Red Hat operating system licenses and support contracts.

            Dave's a Red Hat employee, so you support his employer, he keeps a job, we keep getting the goods. It's easy.

            Dave is the man. It's hard to fathom but I think he's been getting more productive over the years that I've seen him contributing. In his shoes I'd probably get burned out; but he's doing the opposite, and getting even more code out the door now than before. Wow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
              You can help him. Buy Red Hat operating system licenses and support contracts.

              Dave's a Red Hat employee, so you support his employer, he keeps a job, we keep getting the goods. It's easy.

              Dave is the man. It's hard to fathom but I think he's been getting more productive over the years that I've seen him contributing. In his shoes I'd probably get burned out; but he's doing the opposite, and getting even more code out the door now than before. Wow.
              I was talking about code, but that can do it too xD

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              • #8
                Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                Dave is the man. It's hard to fathom but I think he's been getting more productive over the years that I've seen him contributing. In his shoes I'd probably get burned out; but he's doing the opposite, and getting even more code out the door now than before. Wow.
                That is what I like to see; more support for actual developers and less trolling.

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                • #9
                  This is excellent news!

                  Since my company doesn't use RHEL, and I'm just a lone user who would like to support Mr. Arlie, does anybody know if there's a "Buy an X-dev a beer" page?

                  Perhaps I could get a kickstarter project going to set up such a page...

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                  • #10
                    What can I say? Dave you are my hero!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by archibald View Post
                      This is excellent news!

                      Since my company doesn't use RHEL, and I'm just a lone user who would like to support Mr. Arlie, does anybody know if there's a "Buy an X-dev a beer" page?

                      Perhaps I could get a kickstarter project going to set up such a page...
                      I thinks that this is a good idea. Just imagine, companies like Canonical, Red-Hat, Novell etc.. create some sorte of Kickstarter website but for opensource projects, then anyone who want to contribute to the open-source world just propose his idea, and say how much he needs in order to work full time on it. And if people believe in the project, and they have money, they just send to support.

                      I think that this can give some boost to a lot of open-source projects

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by aliasbody View Post
                        I thinks that this is a good idea. Just imagine, companies like Canonical, Red-Hat, Novell etc.. create some sorte of Kickstarter website but for opensource projects, then anyone who want to contribute to the open-source world just propose his idea, and say how much he needs in order to work full time on it. And if people believe in the project, and they have money, they just send to support.

                        I think that this can give some boost to a lot of open-source projects
                        I think that it will be very useful. Also I think it should be like an open auction. Users could suggest ideas to developers and developers could offer a price and a project-time (time to implement the suggested feature); then users could choose a developer with an appropriate experience, price and project-time and send him (her, them) money.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                          It does actually. On many Optimus machines, HDMI-out is connected only to the Nvidia card. This allows you to use it by using the Nvidia card as an output slave.

                          Of course the main thing people want from Optimus is using the Nvidia card as an offload slave. But that too will be part of xrandr 1.5, and I'm sure there will immediately be an article here at Phoronix once new patches for that get posted
                          I'm already using my HDMI out so that's all good. I'll keep an eye out for xrandr releases, being on Arch I shouldn't have to wait long.

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