[Oberon] Hardware 3D Acc.

Thomas Frey frey at inf.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 21 18:51:10 CET 2003

> As for the specs of graphics cards not 
> being available, that's only partially true.  
> Thanks to Linux the source code for many 
> advanced graphics cards such as the NVidia 
> chips are freely available.  Now the problem 
> is you have to wade through thousands of lines 
> of ugly C code just to figure out what could 
> have likely been documented in a few pages of 
> plane text.  I've downloaded the NVidia code 
> myself, but I haven't taken the time
> yet to seriously look at it.  Is anyone else
> interested?  If BlueBottle had drivers for 
> NVidia and ATI chips it would be well 
> positioned in the 3D graphics arena.
Yes. Currently there are almost only these two 
cards around. But writing the driver based
on "really ugly" C code can be
very arduous. I have no time for this in
the foreseeable future.


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