Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Sep 2009 22:29 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Linux Open source 3D graphics drivers for ATI R600 garphics cards has been submitted to the kernel-next tree for possible inclusion in the Linux kernel 2.6.32. "David Airlie has pushed a horde of new code into his drm-next Git tree, which is what will get pulled into the Linux 2.6.32 kernel once the merge window is open. Most prominently, this new DRM code brings support for kernel mode-setting with R600 class hardware as well as 3D support."
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RE[3]: Things are Still a Mess
by moondevil on Thu 10th Sep 2009 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Things are Still a Mess"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Sorry but you only have to blame Apple for it.

NVidia only produces drivers for desktop systems based on their reference design boards.

The drivers coming with your Mac are partially developed by Apple. One are where I was disappointed with Snow Leopard is that it still lives in OpenGL 2.1 world.

Macs are good for many things, but not for Graphics workstations.

Comparing ATI and NVidia, the later gives way much better support to developers making use of their products. Just look to the amount of tools and developer documentation that each vendor is providing.

What I find positive is that ATI is providing GLSL support on their tools, while NVidia only provides Cg and HLSL.

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RE[4]: Things are Still a Mess
by tyrione on Thu 10th Sep 2009 07:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Things are Still a Mess"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Sorry but you only have to blame Apple for it.

NVidia only produces drivers for desktop systems based on their reference design boards.

The drivers coming with your Mac are partially developed by Apple. One are where I was disappointed with Snow Leopard is that it still lives in OpenGL 2.1 world.

Macs are good for many things, but not for Graphics workstations.

Comparing ATI and NVidia, the later gives way much better support to developers making use of their products. Just look to the amount of tools and developer documentation that each vendor is providing.

What I find positive is that ATI is providing GLSL support on their tools, while NVidia only provides Cg and HLSL.


OpenGL 3.2 drivers are in beta for Nvidia and AMD. When they are released I'd expect 10.6.2+ to have them.

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RE[4]: Things are Still a Mess
by abraxas on Thu 10th Sep 2009 11:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Things are Still a Mess"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

Macs are good for many things, but not for Graphics workstations.


That's an odd statement. Macs are almost exclusively graphics workstations when deployed in the business world.

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RE[5]: Things are Still a Mess
by atriq on Thu 10th Sep 2009 16:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Things are Still a Mess"
atriq Member since:
2007-10-18

Heh, what's funny is you're both correct. ;)

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RE[4]: Things are Still a Mess
by mckill on Thu 10th Sep 2009 15:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Things are Still a Mess"
mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

Sorry but you only have to blame Apple for it.

NVidia only produces drivers for desktop systems based on their reference design boards.


This is false, Nvidia and ATI provide the full driver per Apple's requirements.

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