Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Dec 2006 19:58 UTC, submitted by Michael Larabel
3D News, GL, DirectX "Nouveau is a community project that is working on producing open-source 3D display drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. Nouveau is not affiliated with Nvidia Corp and is an X.Org project. While this project is still far from being completed, for this holiday special we are sharing some of our first thoughts on this project from our experience thus far. We would like to make it very clear, however, that the Nouveau driver is no where near completed and still has a great deal of work ahead for the 3D component. This article today will also hopefully shed some light on the advancements of this project so far."
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RE: Reinventing the Wheel
by bsharitt on Tue 26th Dec 2006 05:25 UTC in reply to "Reinventing the Wheel"
bsharitt
Member since:
2005-07-07

The latest post seems to be from 2005, and it looks like they barely made any head way for 3D features above basic acceleration.

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RE[2]: Reinventing the Wheel
by elsewhere on Tue 26th Dec 2006 08:15 in reply to "RE: Reinventing the Wheel"
elsewhere Member since:
2005-07-13

The latest post seems to be from 2005, and it looks like they barely made any head way for 3D features above basic acceleration.

And suspiciously looks to match the functionality of the opensource driver in Xorg.

If you look deeper at the link, it eventually points to a developer's page concerning driver development, and has a lengthy section on porting linux drivers.

All the more power to BeOS/Haiku et al. for providing nvidia functionality, but seriously, let's not point to it as being the first open source nvidia driver when in all reality it was probably derived from the actual first open source driver for nvidia. Xorg is an fdo project that isn't tied to linux specifically, but even so, credit is due where credit is due.

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RE[3]: Reinventing the Wheel
by mikesum32 on Wed 27th Dec 2006 01:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Reinventing the Wheel"
mikesum32 Member since:
2005-10-22

They used an old link for the haiku/beos nvidia driver.

http://www.bebits.com/app/3636

Has up to version 0.80 updated April 11th, 2006.

Edited 2006-12-27 01:20

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