[Oberon] Hardware 3D Acc.
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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