Means nothing at all. On pretty much any specific item about the linux drivers nvidia has always said "No plans at this time" until they are ready to release a driver to do so.
Originally Posted by d2kx
When have you last seen documentation from ATI?
Originally Posted by cl333r
Five months ago according to
Which would be R5xx_Acceleration_v1.5.pdf ...
Originally Posted by curaga
I think only the firegl versions of those are still being actively sold.
Just as the r5xx accel documentation applies to r3xx/r4xx for the most part, the r6xx/r7xx acceleration documentation still applies to evergreen as the 3D state registers did not change significantly as you can see:
What did change were the shaders, which are well documented here:
So what about register specs for the display, or maybe even the documentation for atombios?
Originally Posted by agd5f
Unfortunately, we haven't had time to review and release register specs for the DCE4 display blocks yet. DCE1 (r5xx) and DCE2 (early r6xx/rs690/rs740) are available here:
and most of DCE3 (later r6xx/rs780/rs880, r7xx) is in the rs780 docs here:
At this point atombios is fairly well documented by the various parsers and utilities that have been released.
Yes, just like with KMS, right? right? ....
Originally Posted by deanjo
Search the nvnews.net linux forum for "purevideo support" and "sli support". You will see that nvidia didn't announce anything until they had a working solution.
Originally Posted by ioannis
The nvidia driver already does KMS (mode setting in the kernel). What it doesn't have is a framebuffer console driver, so it can't do the seamless switching thing that everyone seems to think 'KMS' means. Also, as I understood it, doesn't wayland rely on EGL rather than KMS/GEM specifically? Shouldn't nvidia supporting GL outside of X be enough?
Essentially, my point is that if we're going to ask the developers at nvidia to support things, we ought to ask for the actual things we want (EGL/fbdev etc) not implementation details from the open source drivers (KMS/GEM/TTM/DRI/mesa/gallium etc) which they will reject immediately, for obvious reasons.
See: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=129253 especially post 5