Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
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RE[2]: Nice....
by __xodam__ on Tue 11th Sep 2007 09:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice...."
__xodam__
Member since:
2007-04-06

Also, I certainly don't want to see a tonne of Linux'isms within the driver that'll make porting it to *BSD's and other UNIX's more difficult than it needs to be. Open source application developers are already thinking the world revolves around Linux, lets hope that the driver developers have more common-sense than that.


Linuxism is bad but *nixism is good ? lets go one step further and say *nixism is bad also and *ism is the good "ism" here yes ? no ? if no why ?

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RE[3]: Nice....
by kaiwai on Tue 11th Sep 2007 10:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice...."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Linuxism is bad but *nixism is good ? lets go one step further and say *nixism is bad also and *ism is the good "ism" here yes ? no ? if no why ?


Code riddled with uniquely Linux'isms and GNU'isms are bad; name one thing out there which is riddled with UNIX'isms, or more correctly features which are ism's that are not mentioned in the UNIX specification which Linux fails to implement.

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RE[4]: Nice....
by psychicist on Tue 11th Sep 2007 10:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice...."
psychicist Member since:
2007-01-27

I agree that those Linux'isms and GNU'isms are bad. It probably has to do with the fact that most applications are developed on GNU/Linux today so most developers don't even know how to do POSIX or generic UNIX programming.

I am trying to make sure that all software I develop runs just as well on Linux, Solaris, BSD and Windows (if applicable) by avoiding all platform-dependent code as much as possible.

For example Gnash suffers (or suffered) from these a lot so it is (or was) really difficult to make it run on Solaris and BSD. With a little effort on the part of the main developers these issued could be resolved but as a Solaris or BSD developer you are welcome to point out the errors and submit patches for them.

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RE[3]: Nice....
by Soulbender on Tue 11th Sep 2007 13:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice...."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Linuxism is bad but *nixism is good ?"


If your target platform is X then yes.

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RE[3]: Nice....
by binarycrusader on Tue 11th Sep 2007 13:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice...."
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Because *nixism is portable, Linuxism is not.

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RE[4]: Nice....
by __xodam__ on Tue 11th Sep 2007 16:50 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice...."
__xodam__ Member since:
2007-04-06

Portable to what, *nixes ? ;)

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