Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE[4]: Nice
by kaiwai on Tue 26th Dec 2006 17:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Nice"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

But 'officially', the consumer line of graphics cards aren't supported by the driver - that is a hit and miss as to whether it properly works.

There has been much promise on the mailing lists about a 3945abg driver over 3 months ago, and yet nothing delivered, no feedback from Sun - I thought the whole purpose of opensouce was to have open dialogue between Sun programmers, end users and third party developers - but I guess its all smoke and mirrors for the media.

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