They feel they've made a large investment in their classic Mesa drivers, and that g3d wouldn't offer an advantage significant enough to justify the major overhaul.
Thankfully a lot of the work that intel has been doing also benefits G3D as well. The work that they have put into the front-end compiler and other parts are shared between classic and gallium.
Yes, it would be great if Intel decided to use G3D for future hardware, but my guess is that they won't do that until the rest of Mesa catches up with GL 4.x features and they can free development resources for a driver re-write.
I don't care whether intel supports gallium or not right now. So far in my experience intel's mesa drivers have been the least problematic drivers I've used on linux.
...while controlling the least useful graphics hardware :)
Originally Posted by mattst88
Whoa there. You're mixing a lot of stuff together. Because Intel hasn't rewritten their 3D driver on top of Gallium3D definitely doesn't mean that they don't want Gallium3D to succeed.
yeah, i just tried to imagine Intel programmers, sitting around like a bunch of Care Bears, caring, desiring, wanting Gallium3D to "succeed", whatever that means, praising it, screaming: "Go, Go, Gallium!". it was so touching, a tear came down over my cheek.
but then i remembered that Intel don't give much fuck about collaborative efforts and most of its developers are too busy reinventing bicycles in industrial quantities.
it's fucking interesting how a company can be so pro-FreeSoftware but so uncooperative at the same time. but again, it's the same company that is behind x86-architecture and quite a bunch of standards used in it which it itself can't follow most of the time.