Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 15:29 UTC, submitted by sparklewind
BeOS & Derivatives A few months ago, a bounty for porting Gallium3D to Haiku was submitted. As the target sum of $2000 has been reached, what's needed now is a developer interested in doing the actual coding work. (Gallium3D is a cross-platform video driver API, on which an increasing number of open-source Linux drivers are based.)
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RE: Gallium3D
by umccullough on Tue 25th Jan 2011 19:28 UTC in reply to "Gallium3D"
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I have a video card that's supported by Haiku, but there sure are a lot of video cards that aren't. I used to think it would be a huge task getting a large amount of video cards to work in Haiku. I'm sure it still is a huge task, but if Haiku can share video card drivers with Linux through Gallium3D, I think it would be a huge help.


However, your card does not yet have 3d acceleration in Haiku (because no cards do)...

Gallium3d could be integrated into our Mesa port such that it offers 3d hardware acceleration, and eventually, with enough card support, it could potentially be used for hardware 3d desktop/window compositing so that people can finally get all their fancy eye-candy effects such as transparency and window skewing affects that people seem to go crazy for.

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