Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Sep 2013 22:45 UTC, submitted by ddc_
3D News, GL, DirectX

Few companies have been the target of as much criticism in the Linux community as Nvidia. Linus Torvalds himself last year called Nvidia the "single worst company" Linux developers have ever worked with, giving the company his middle finger in a public talk.

Nvidia is now trying to get on Linux developers' good side. Yesterday, Nvidia's Andy Ritger e-mailed developers of Nouveau, an open source driver for Nvidia cards that is built by reverse engineering Nvidia's proprietary drivers. Ritger wrote that "NVIDIA is releasing public documentation on certain aspects of our GPUs, with the intent to address areas that impact the out-of-the-box usability of NVIDIA GPUs with Nouveau. We intend to provide more documentation over time, and guidance in additional areas as we are able."

It wouldn't surprise me if this is related to the SteamOS announcement.

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by lucas0 on Wed 25th Sep 2013 06:19 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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That are good news for Wayland.
If the Noveau and the open source AMD driver gets Wayland support (and improved 3D thanks to this specs) there's no reason not to switch to Wayland for most people.

Bad for Canonical since they'll probably have to port Noveau to Mir on their own ;)

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by lemur2 on Wed 25th Sep 2013 06:52 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2007-02-17

That are good news for Wayland.
If the Noveau and the open source AMD driver gets Wayland support (and improved 3D thanks to this specs) there's no reason not to switch to Wayland for most people.

Bad for Canonical since they'll probably have to port Noveau to Mir on their own ;)


Bad for Canonical since nVidia proprietary drivers are probably their only reason for writing Mir (and not using Wayland) in the first place.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/09/intel-rejecti...

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/062013-canonical-mir-271072.h...

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