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    Default Direct3D 9 State Tracker Work Leads To Nouveau Improvements

    Phoronix: Direct3D 9 State Tracker Work Leads To Nouveau Improvements

    Last year experimental Direct3D 9 support came to Linux via a third-party Mesa tree that introduced a new Gallium3D state tracker and modifications to get this D3D9 support working with the open-source NVIDIA (Nouveau) driver. The Direct3D 9 support was never merged into mainline Mesa/Gallium3D, but some fixes as a result of that work is now queued up for likely landing...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5NTc

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    It will be huge improvement to merge directX driecly into mesa such as happens to drivers on microsoft platform about opengl.

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    What about any legal issues on this? Similar goes for Wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filiprino View Post
    What about any legal issues on this? Similar goes for Wine.
    Mirkin writes: "I went through the gallium-nine tree and picked out nouveau patches that are general bug-fixes." Why would there be legal issues?

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    It's a lot like what we've seen with having multiple compilers (eg, gcc, LLVM/clang), diversity improves the whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filiprino View Post
    What about any legal issues on this? Similar goes for Wine.
    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2...s-court-rules/
    When apis are copyrighted, there is a possibility that this projects will have some legal problems.

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    DirectX are free: everyone can download these APIs. If mesa could implement directX, no longer problem to play directly games on Linux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azrael5 View Post
    DirectX are free: everyone can download these APIs.

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    Also: DirectX != Direct3D

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