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A Bounty For Gallium3D On Haiku OS

Mesa

Published on 25 January 2011 01:20 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa
130 Comments

Going back to at least 2009 there's been interest in having Gallium3D on the Haiku operating system and last year they hoped for a new graphics stack as part of GSoC 2010, but that didn't develop. They wanted Gallium3D and/or the ability to load Linux graphics drivers on this BeOS-compatible operating system. Now though they've put up a cash bounty to get Gallium3D support.

The bounty is in the amount of $2,000 USD, which isn't much at all considering the workload, but it's available to any individual willing to do the work. To bring Gallium3D to Haiku OS it would require first porting over Mesa to Haiku's architecture, port the Nouveau Gallium3D driver, and write the necessary winsys for Haiku. For the Gallium3D support it will also mean porting over the GEM/TTM memory manager to Haiku as well.

While Gallium3D is primarily used on Linux, it is compatible with Windows as well, it's being ported to BSD, and Gallium3D has even been ported to AROS.

Those interested in this Gallium3D-Haiku bounty project, visit HaikuWare.com -- there's certainly more than a few Phoronix readers capable of doing the work.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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