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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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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