[geeks] Re: [rescue] An interesting problem
alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Nov 18 10:59:16 CST 2004
On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 11:02:35AM +0100, Klaasjan Brand wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 06:18, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > I use AccelX because my experience with XFree has been that its Matrox
> > support -- particularly its accelerated Matrox support -- has
> > historically sucked ass. Because Xi Graphics doesn't distribute source,
> > they can get the full specs from Matrox that let them work the hardware
> > much harder.
> The specs of the g400-series adapters have been available for download
> on the matrox site for a few years now.
OK, so this has changed. At the time I switched, full specs for the
Millennium II were (to the best of my knowledge) unpublished, and
XFree's support was partial and reverse-engineered.
> IMO it's more a problem of not having enough people who have enough
> experience to make the drivers perfect... it look like working on 3d
> drivers required a lot of knowledge of 3d graphics and hardware
> rendering pipelines.
I'm sure that plays a big part in it too.
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