Nouveau News Archives
If you're using the open-source NVIDIA 3D display driver or hope to try it out soon, there's been several X-Video related commits in the past few days. The Nouveau driver is still much a work in progress, but recently there's been X-Video fixes by Arthur Huillet. You can find out more about the X-Video changes and other updates from the Nouveau git page.
28 July 2007
Another Nouveau Companion has been written to update the status of the open-source NVIDIA display driver. Changes were pushed in the DRM and DDX for the nv50-branch to offer preliminary GeForce 8 open-source support, X-Video DMA work was accomplished, oprofiling tests completed, and branch changes. The nv50-branch has been merged into the Nouveau randr-1.2 branch, which is the new location that GeForce 8 owners will want to go for code. The Nouveau team still needs help with GeForce 8 testing. The 24th edition of the Nouveau Companion can be read, as always, on FreeDesktop.org.
25 July 2007
The 23rd edition of the Nouveau Companion has been posted online. Covered in this edition is the Nouveau: Where It Stands Today article from us, some NV1x code fixes, NV4x implementing the EXA functions via the 3D engine, X-Video working for AGP with DMA, and a few new RandR 1.2 patches. With the NV4x GPUs implementing the EXA functions via the 3D engine, this should eliminate a number of bugs as well as offering a speed boost to this open-source NVIDIA driver. Nouveau Companion 23 can be read over on their FreeDesktop Wiki.
8 July 2007
The 22nd edition of the Nouveau Companion is now online after a three-day delay. Some of the work covered in this issue is rules-ng now containing ATI Radeon register data, renouveau improvements, and X-Video work has started. The improvements to renouveau include replacing the nv_object data structure over to an XML database and splitting renouveau into a dumper and parser program. Fixes have also been merged into Nouveau main for the NV49 and NV4b GPUs. No new progress has been made in open-source 3D support for the GeForce 8 (G80) series. Read more on the Nouveau Wiki.
27 June 2007
Over the past two weeks have been some interesting developments for the Nouveau driver. The initial steps are being taken to work on X-Video support for the Nouveau driver with additional work starting later in the month. Darktama also has figured out some 3D features like shaders addresses and virtual memory management for the NVIDIA driver figured out. Stephane Marchesin also will be working on Nouveau support for other architectures soon. Nouveau Companion 21 can be read on the FreeDesktop Wiki.
10 June 2007
It's been two weeks since Nouveau Companion 19 and now this afternoon Nouveau Companion 20 is now out. There's still no word on the Nouveau introduction to the Software Freedom Conservancy and the SourceForge quota remains exceeded, but there are a few developments with the driver itself.
26 May 2007
Continuing in the bi-weekly ritual, another issue of Nouveau Companion is now available. Nouveau Companion 19 looks in-depth at the TTM manager, Vacation of Code, lack of XvMC for GeForce 8 graphics cards, and the current status of the open-source NVIDIA driver. Some of the recent changes to the Nouveau driver is NV15 3D rendering fixes, vertex program problems, and more RandR 1.2 work. Also, the Nouveau driver port for *BSD is back on track, but they are in need of help to finish porting the driver and testing. Nouveau Companion 19 can be read on the FreeDesktop Wiki.
13 May 2007
If you would like to provide feedback to Nouveau developers or discuss bugs in the open-source 3D NVIDIA driver, a Nouveau mailing list was started yesterday. This FreeDesktop.org mailing list can be used to discuss Nouveau developments, ask questions, and coordinate what you are working on. The Mailman information page for the Nouveau drivers is here for subscribing or to view the archives.
2 May 2007
The Nouveau developers have once again put out another bi-weekly edition of their newsletter that updates everyone on the state of the open-source 3D NVIDIA display driver. Covered in the 18th edition of the Nouveau Companion are status updates on Google's Summer of Code, Nouveau pledge, and the current 2D/3D driver status. Google hadn't provided any slots for Nouveau to have Computer Science students help out on this project over the summer, but X.Org has announced their "Vacation of Code". The Nouveau-related projects for this "Vacation of Code" is Xv support for Nouveau along with creating a new algorithm for the S3TC texture compression. The funds generated from the Nouveau pledge still aren't in the hands of the developers due to tax reasons. Some of the recent driver changes mentioned in this Wiki newsletter are renouveau improvements, a script for reporting information when Nouveau crashes, and an attempt at porting Nouveau to *BSD. Due to BSD lagging behind Linux when it comes to the DRM, porting Nouveau to *BSD has stopped. There have also been a few RandR 1.2 changes for the Nouveau drivers this month.
25 April 2007
Another Nouveau Companion (the Wiki newsletter that talks about developments in the open-source 3D NVIDIA display driver) has come out this morning with their seventeenth edition. Covered in Nouveau Companion #17 are developments on what has happened with the Nouveau driver in the past three weeks. There has some progress made in a variety of areas and can be read about over on the Nouveau Wiki.
7 April 2007
The Nouveau Companion, nouveau's bi-weekly developer newsletter, came out yesterday with the sixteenth edition. Covered in this Wiki newsletter is a ton of new dumps have been generated for Nouveau, a few regressions for randr 1.2, FreeDesktop BugZilla for Nouveau bugs, and a few other changes. While the 16th edition isn't as interesting as the rest, it's still worth reading. At Phoronix we will be providing another update later this month with their progress. The Nouveau Companion can be read here.
16 March 2007
The fifteenth Nouveau Companion newsletter is now available from their Wiki. Covered in this entry is Nouveau at FOSDEM, what the $10,000 PledgeBank cash will be used for, and the current status of development. For those that do not know, the Nouveau project is a FreeDesktop project designed to develop open-source 3D display drivers that are unified to NVIDIA hardware.
4 March 2007
If you're interested in the current status of the Nouveau open-source 3D NVIDIA driver project, the team has out a new newsletter/Nouveau Companion. Covered in the 14th edition of the Nouveau Companion are updates on the progress made with the driver on a PowerPC G5 Macintosh, Mandriva including renouveau, Fedora 7 including Nouveau (not by default), and a possible inclusion by Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. More details as to the current status of the 3D driver is also available for reading. The Nouveau Companion 14th edition is available in the FreeDesktop Wiki.
17 February 2007
For those interested in Nouveau, the open-source 3D NVIDIA driver project, the 12th edition of Nouveau Companion is now available. Covered in this edition is the Nouveau coverage at Linux.Conf.Au, how the $10,000 pledge is being spent, and progress being made with these drivers. This latest news can be read in the Nouveau Wiki.
25 January 2007
Nouveau, the upcoming open-source NVIDIA display drivers for Linux, has been merged into the mainline DRM and Mesa git trees. However, this project still isn't ready for prime-time yet as more work is still left to be accomplished. The reason for this code merger is to make it easier to develop in the trees. More information and discussion can be found here.
20 December 2006 - 12 Comments
Nouveau, the free open-source NVIDIA driver project, has published a status update for this project. More information can be gathered here.
27 November 2006
David Nielsen has started a pledge drive for the Nouveau Driver Project. He is attempting to raise money to further develop these drivers, which would allow for open-source 3D acceleration on NVIDIA hardware. At this point nothing with these open-source drivers work, so users wanting 3D acceleration are required to use the closed-source NVIDIA drivers. David Nielsen said he will donate at least $10 USD to the project if 1,000 other people do the same (for a total of $10,000). At the time this news story was published 91 people had promised to do so. You can read more about this pledge here.
19 November 2006
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