There's A Direct3D 9.0 Gallium3D State Tracker
In a Phoronix Forums thread in regards to a 2010 Linux graphics driver wish-list, a developer has shared that he has started a Direct3D 9.0 state tracker for Windows! Yes, where it would actually be possible to accelerate Direct3D 9.0 while on Linux when using a Gallium3D hardware driver.
This state tracker called "nine" is not merged to Mesa master, at least not yet, but can be found in the ~jsindholt/mesa repository.
The state tracker's documentation describes this Direct3D 9.0 ST as providing:
What is this?
Well, there you have it. Let's see if it ends up being used by Wine or any other free software projects. This is just the latest Gallium3D State Tracker after there are already some for OpenGL ES, OpenVG, EGL, OpenGL, OpenCL, and others are still emerging. We just need the Gallium3D hardware drivers to catch up so Linux desktop users can start taking advantage of such support.
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