Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Sep 2013 22:45 UTC, submitted by ddc_
3D News, GL, DirectX

Few companies have been the target of as much criticism in the Linux community as Nvidia. Linus Torvalds himself last year called Nvidia the "single worst company" Linux developers have ever worked with, giving the company his middle finger in a public talk.

Nvidia is now trying to get on Linux developers' good side. Yesterday, Nvidia's Andy Ritger e-mailed developers of Nouveau, an open source driver for Nvidia cards that is built by reverse engineering Nvidia's proprietary drivers. Ritger wrote that "NVIDIA is releasing public documentation on certain aspects of our GPUs, with the intent to address areas that impact the out-of-the-box usability of NVIDIA GPUs with Nouveau. We intend to provide more documentation over time, and guidance in additional areas as we are able."

It wouldn't surprise me if this is related to the SteamOS announcement.

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RE[2]: Comment by aqd-
by moondevil on Wed 25th Sep 2013 07:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by aqd-"
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I would certainly avoid binary driver (which I have no reason to trust) and use Nouveau driver instead.

Do you read Nouveau source code before installing it?

The open source drivers are still a joke for anyone doing serious 3D work on Linux.

Until they reach the same performance level and feature parity as the closed source ones, they are no use for me.

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