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Posted - 31/03/2008 :  16:34:46  Show Profile  Visit Dr.Yak's Homepage  Send Dr.Yak an AOL message  Send Dr.Yak an ICQ Message  Click to see Dr.Yak's MSN Messenger address  Send Dr.Yak a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
TiNDC developper have got started working on [url=http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_36&num=2]plumbing to make Gallium3D work with fixed pipeline card[/url] like older nVidia cards (i.e.: cards that have fixed effects like "lightmaps", "dot3 bump-mapping", etc. instead of the modern "write some code in Cg that will do whatever you want").

This could be the perfect target to make a newer Voodoo 3/4/5 driver for Linux. (It's been a long time since the [url=http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/3dfx]dri freedesktop[/url] website mentions that the drivers should be rewritten to be Glide-independant).

Are there still any voodoo developper that might be up to the task ?
dborca ? SFFT ?
It would be cool if our voodoos could still survive as secondary displays on our linux box a couple of years more... (instead of becoming useless junks once all distributions finish transitioning to DRI2 + Gallium3D)

Q: What would happen if the value of pi was changed ?
A: The universe should reboot.
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