>>Right after the release of the first set of specs there were a lot of changes, which corrected a lot of things.
The funny part is that a lot of those changes happened in the same room. After XDS ended, all the graphics developers headed over to Matthew Garrett's flat -- there were perhaps 15 developers stuffed into Matthew's living room, mostly on the floor, all with laptops open, all hacking on the driver. One of the Red Hat guys took pictures.
WHEN will ATI re-open the Specifications for R100-R200? And how about R300?
Has there been any progress made on this? Does anyone know? Lots of people with older laptops would really enjoy improved 3D performance with these early Radeons.
AFAIK the main benefit of re-releasing the R200 documentaiton was to provide a decently written "here's how to program a GPU" guide for new developers. As glisse said, the radeon driver has all the reg info and code for pretty much every function except IDCT/MC, it's just a question of folks having time to work on it. For R3xx, Alex did assemble an R3xx register spec package similar to the one we did for R5xx, and the same "here's how it works" documentation covers pretty the 3xx to 5xx range.
Last edited by bridgman; 06-21-2008 at 05:35 AM.
Don't R200 cards have pretty advanced power management capabilities, which the FOSS radeon driver knows nothing about?the radeon driver has all the reg info and code for pretty much every function except IDCT/MC
I didn't think so but will add it to the list of things to check after we get 6xx 3d going.