1997/10/02 + 20 years means we will not see this crap expire until 2017/10/02. I would be hoping for this patent to be marked invalid instead...
Originally Posted by drag
btw, what is up with the blowjob comment? You not getting enough?
Maybe a big duh question, but what can the OGL 3.0 mesa drivers run now that they couldnt run before?
Not that I don't appreciate the work, I do!
DX10 support in Wine depends on OpenGL 3.0 features.
Originally Posted by crispy
Many of these features have been supported forever.
It's a fairly standard way of telling somebody that they're being ungrateful :-)
Originally Posted by sandain
I hope it goes without saying that most people don't even need OpenGL 3/4. The proprietary drivers provide that and I don't particularly care about provides them. None of the software I use needs it. I forecast that there is a 100% chance of not giving a rat's ass continuing for the next year. (if it even takes them that long).
Originally Posted by birdie
What even uses that crap aside from a couple of proprietary games and maybe some expensive proprietary software that I have no use for?
Seriously, what is wrong with you people? (With all due respect to the rare exceptions like Veerappan.)
There is a new milestone hit in an open-source software and everybody is like "who the fuck cares".
While I can see why you think it's late, etc. you should still be greatful or stfu, at the very least.
And I thought that it was just Micheal being depressed -- only negative headlines -- for over a months now.
This is the typical mid/eastern-european attidute, which I'm not proud of, so please don't learn it!
So there's a care that's not personal? Is this all because no one likes OpenGL?
Originally Posted by DaemonFC
If I understand things correctly, this nonchalant attitude has nothing to do with Mesa at all. Even if AMD released perfect, bug-free Catalyst drivers for OGL 3.0 with %400 performance increase or something ridiculous like that, the response would probably be the same. At least from this crowd.
Here's my summary of responses here...
The only purpose of openGL drivers for linux or any OS on a desktop system, is to accelerate their superior DirectX equivalents.
The level of inspiration here, is killing. You guys are lucky to have a kernel, let alone a 3D framework. Even bad musicians don't get this much heckling.
I don't use anything that requires DirectX, and don't have Wine. Hope that helps.
Originally Posted by jltyper
And yes, I do hate OpenGL and DirectX. They're both overgrown and have to support too much legacy crap. OpenGL is not "open" enough, since it requires you to navigate a thicket of patents to implement it properly.
Last edited by DaemonFC; 01-09-2012 at 11:30 PM.