Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 07:05 UTC
Amiga & AROS Good news from the AROS world. Thanks to a bounty, they've been working on Gallium3D for a while, and the fruit of this work is starting to taste good. Part of this effort included a 3D driver for NVIDIA cards, and now a 2D driver, based on Nouveau, is being developed as well. This driver has reached beta status, and testers are needed.
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Broken link.
by timl on Fri 21st May 2010 08:10 UTC
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Link goes to http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5434 (edit: looks like it's fixed now)

The announcement here on OS news made me wonder how they could have a 3D driver without having a 2D driver at all. But after reading the linked article, I get the impression they first had a 2D driver of their own, then bolted Nouveau's 3D on to it, and are now in the process of replacing the 2D part of their driver with a port of Nouveau as well.

Anyway, it's good to see that the efforts of the Nouveau team bear fruit even outside of the X.org environment. While I haven't taken the plunge and installed their 3D driver yet (I just have no need for it), the 2D driver has been extremely satisfactory for me for well over a year now.

Edited 2010-05-21 08:23 UTC

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Congrats...
by bebop on Fri 21st May 2010 08:26 UTC
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2009-05-12

to the AROS team. Always good to see alternative os' move forward in the driver realm. Gallium3d is an awesome project, can't wait till Haiku's port is ready to test.

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RE: Congrats...
by abstraction on Fri 21st May 2010 11:21 UTC in reply to "Congrats..."
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2008-11-27

Do you know the status of Haikus port or any reference material about it?

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RE[2]: Congrats...
by n.l.o on Fri 21st May 2010 13:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Congrats..."
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RE[2]: Congrats...
by geleto on Fri 21st May 2010 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Congrats..."
geleto Member since:
2005-07-06

There are two efforts to port Gallium3D to Haiku.

One is through a linux compatibility layer:
http://www.freelists.org/post/haiku-development/Res-GSoC-Adding-3D-...
The work is owned by the employer and it's not 100% sure that it will be released : http://www.freelists.org/post/haiku-development/Res-GSoC-Adding-3D-...

The other effort is to create a [more] native Haiku interface:
http://haikuware.com/20100513500/artur-wyszynski-interview-haiku-op...

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Good to see...
by madcrow on Fri 21st May 2010 13:01 UTC
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2006-03-13

... but I'd be happier if this had happened BEFORE I moved to an ATI-based system ;)

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Refresh rate?
by zizban on Fri 21st May 2010 18:51 UTC
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2005-07-06

Can you set the refresh rate preference in Aros yet?

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RE: Refresh rate?
by ncafferkey on Fri 21st May 2010 20:29 UTC in reply to "Refresh rate?"
ncafferkey Member since:
2006-09-15

Yes, you can set the refresh rate for VESA modes if your graphics card cooperates. I don't know about other drivers though.

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RE: Refresh rate?
by deadwood on Sat 22nd May 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "Refresh rate?"
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2010-05-22

The nouveau driver allows you setting the refresh rate.

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More important AROS news
by deadwood on Sat 22nd May 2010 16:08 UTC
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2010-05-22

Here (http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5438) is another important AROS news this week (even more important that the nouveau work).

For people not following the project, AROS development is accelerating since several months and the community is growing.

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