Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Feb 2008 10:44 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
Intel At the Linux.Conf.Au conference today, Intel has announced NDA-free programming documentation covering the 965 Express and G35 Express IGPs. Intel's display driver has long been open-source, but up until now, they have not been releasing the programming documentation for these products to the public. This move comes months after AMD announced their new open-source strategy and began releasing register documentation on their R500 and R600 GPUs. These newly released documents by Intel even cover 3D and video programming for their IGPs.
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RE: Open documentation...
by Vanders on Fri 1st Feb 2008 13:15 UTC in reply to "Open documentation..."
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Intel's offering seems far more than ATI/AMD have released yet.
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I've just had a flick through the Intel docs - they are _VERY_ comprehensive. Bus timing registers, memory setup, 2D & 3D core and lots more besides.


Intel have always been very good with documentation. If other manufacturers were as good about it Intel are, we'd all be much better off.

VIA seem to release code but no docs... weird.


Weirder, the code they have released was pretty much just a dump with no further support or updates. S3 used to be good too, but their newer cards like the DeltaChrome & GammaChrome don't exist as far as Open Source is concerned.

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