Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Sep 2010 22:42 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu If there's one consistent piece of criticism that gets lobbed in Canonical's and Mark Shuttleworth's direction, it's that they do not contribute enough code - or anything else for that matter - to the Free software world. Mark Shuttleworth has apparently had enough, and has written a very, very lengthy blog post detailing how he feels about this criticism.
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RE[4]: duh
by Zifre on Thu 16th Sep 2010 22:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: duh"
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If it was so well, where is OpenGL 3.x support? I'm not even beginning to ask for 4.0.

First of all, why do you need 3.0? Of course it's nice to have, but certain things are more important. Here is Mesa's progress toward 3.0: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/plain/docs/GL3.txt. A large portion is already done. And not all of those features are terribly useful. I might rather see them work on performance or Gallium then specific OpenGL features. And almost nothing uses 3.0 right now anyway, so it doesn't matter much.

Xorg's GPU drivers can't support higher versions of OpenGL than Mesa offers.

That doesn't make sense. X.org drivers implement things like EXA and other 2D stuff. They do not rely on Mesa at all. Mesa does all the 3D, and it has almost no dependencies on X (as demonstrated by Wayland).

Of course both projects would be better off with more developers, but I think Mesa is doing better than X.org right now.

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