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    Default Bringing The R600 Gallium3D Driver Up To Speed

    Phoronix: Bringing The R600 Gallium3D Driver Up To Speed

    The R600 Gallium3D driver for ATI Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 graphics cards is not yet in a state for testing by end-users unlike the R300 Gallium3D driver that is running great these days. However, it is slowly getting there...

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

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    Marek has been doing amazing work over the last months. If any of the volounteers deserved to get hired/payed, then it would be him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Marek has been doing amazing work over the last months. If any of the volounteers deserved to get hired/payed, then it would be him.
    Very much agreed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Marek has been doing amazing work over the last months. If any of the volounteers deserved to get hired/payed, then it would be him.
    Very much agreed!
    Yeah it would be nice if he got hired by Red Hat to work on R600+.

    [cynical mode] But can you imagine if ATI hired him? They'd lock him up in the office and not let him commit a single line of code.
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    ... and of course let's not forget to cheer for Jerome Glisse, who actually writes r600g

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    Quote Originally Posted by monraaf View Post
    [cynical mode] But can you imagine if ATI hired him? They'd lock him up in the office and not let him commit a single line of code.
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    Sure, just like we did with Alex Deucher

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    Sure, just like we did with Alex Deucher
    There's a good side and a bad side of that though of people ending up directly working for you. Good side is they sign the NDA and get access to full AMD resources in developing the drivers. The bad side is that they sign the NDA so they're bound by it when it comes to what exactly they can push out. The good side is bigger than the bad side though, considering no one seems to be that anxious of reverse-engineering the parts of the chips AMD/ATi doesn't want getting public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    Sure, just like we did with Alex Deucher
    Well he's the exception to the rule. I haven't seen a commit from Richard in ages, but supposedly he's working on Evergreen support. Which is btw long overdue. And Cooper is also gone, probably working on fglrx now.

    I think it would be better if AMD just handed over the docs to Red Hat and payed them to develop the drivers. They have much more experience with open source.

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    :-) good gogogogogo

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    The r600 Gallium driver is the last major architectural step left for the r600 and r700 hardware. I'm looking forward to the time when it is ready and can plug into all the cool Gallium-based goodness that is slowly getting developed.

    Keep it up!

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