Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Tue 25th Jan 2011 15:29 UTC, submitted by sparklewind
BeOS & Derivatives A few months ago, a bounty for porting Gallium3D to Haiku was submitted. As the target sum of $2000 has been reached, what's needed now is a developer interested in doing the actual coding work. (Gallium3D is a cross-platform video driver API, on which an increasing number of open-source Linux drivers are based.)
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by Michael Oliveira on Tue 25th Jan 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE: ...."
Michael Oliveira
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2005-07-07

In fact, we already have a basic libdrm implementation


please take a look at

http://dev.haiku-os.org/browser/haiku/branches/components/gallium3d

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by umccullough on Tue 25th Jan 2011 22:02 in reply to "RE[2]: ...."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26



I'm actually somewhat surprised that nowhere in this news bit, or the bounty (or the comments attached to the bounty) is there mention of the existing work done to port Gallium3d to Haiku.

Was that project so little known that others in the community aren't even aware that it was started, and significant progress was made on it already?

I think even the llvm softpipe was working already.

Edited 2011-01-25 22:03 UTC

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by koki on Wed 26th Jan 2011 03:01 in reply to "RE[3]: ...."
koki Member since:
2005-10-17

Was that project so little known that others in the community aren't even aware that it was started, and significant progress was made on it already?


Having a very small subset of source code in a big repo alone is insufficient to raise awareness; this is very easy to miss.

What may help make people more aware of such initiatives is if they had a home page with some of the basic info about the project (summary, goals, contact info, repo link, how to get involved, etc.), perhaps in the form of a microsite under the Haiku website.

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