Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 13th Apr 2005 05:33 UTC, submitted by Pascal Riendeau
3D News, GL, DirectX VIA releases Linux Driver source packages: On top of the UniChrome drivers, VIA also offers display driver sources for the VIA ProSavage and ProSavage DDR integrated graphics controllers as well as the integrated Network driver source supporting six VIA Chipset South Bridges.
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by Nathan O. on Wed 13th Apr 2005 19:11 UTC

It sounds like there's a lot more VIA could be doing. After e-mailing with the developers of the ProSavageDDR DRI / DRM driver, it looks like this really isn't anything new. It's just old stuff that's been available through their developers' portal forever. It's barely functional, and a long time ago, the Unichrome project and others picked up this code and started cleaning it up. Today, there are far better implementations available that happen to be based on this code.

Wake me up when they release hardware specs, contribute to the more advanced driver projects, acknowledge these projects' existence regularly, or commit their own developers to the more advanced projects.