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 umccullough on Tue 25th Jan 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ...."
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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]: ...."
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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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by umccullough on Wed 26th Jan 2011 04:47 in reply to "RE[4]: ...."
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

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


Technically, the Gallium3D porting effort is an entire "development branch" of the Haiku codebase...but I see your point. Not much attention gets paid to those branches.

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.


At the time that it was started, I remember some excitement on the commit list and/or development mailing list. I don't seem to see any blog posts from Artur (the developer who was working on it), and it seems the project was "flying under the radar" so to speak.

I do recall some buzz about it on some news sites, however - but at this moment, you're right - there's no visibility. I just thought perhaps it would have been mentioned in relation to the bounty by now and was surprised that it hadn't been ;)

In any case, it looks like Karl added a blurb about it, so hopefully that will add some inspiration to any would-be takers, knowing that there is already some (significant?) progress made toward the port.

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