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    Default The Gallium3D Driver That Few Know About

    Phoronix: The Gallium3D Driver That Few Know About

    Last night it was reported on VirtualBox not being convinced about Gallium3D and what it could provide its virtualization stack not only in terms of better OpenGL acceleration for the guest virtual machines, but also for accelerating other APIs like OpenVG and OpenCL. This is coming a year after VMware rolled out its own Gallium3D driver (called "SVGA") that allowed Gallium3D to work on its virtualization platform. But there's also another virtualized Gallium3D driver out there...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE2NQ

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    That would be very interesting. Do you know why it wasn't advertised?

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    Default The new logo should be...

    Oracle, where open source projects go to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsacks View Post
    Oracle, where open source projects go to die.
    LOL. England where freedom and liberty goes to die as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    That would be very interesting. Do you know why it wasn't advertised?
    Heh... It was, after a fashion, apparently- but since the people doing the OpenTC project were less interested in what might be a gem for 3D support, they probably didn't think to announce it.

    On a differing note, I believe I might have found a copy of the source for the implementation and I'm reviewing it right now while I'm waiting for a compile to complete for the day job work:

    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...SUSE_11.2/src/ The file's the one named "xorg-x11-server-vgallium-extension-devel-1.0-5.1.src.rpm". It contains a bzip2 tarball within it that is labeled "opentc-repo-snapshot.tar.bz2" that contains a Mesa3D source tree within it. I'll know in a little bit if I've found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsacks View Post
    Oracle, where open source projects go to die.
    +1

    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xeros View Post
    +1

    Well said.
    Heh... I wasn't going to go there, but...

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    I wrote this. Whilst it was just a 3-month thing a few years ago and it isn't maintained, the code is free for the taking at:

    https://github.com/smowton/vgallium/

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