Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2005 13:21 UTC
RISC OS Hardware accelerated 3D graphics on RISC OS took a step closer to reality, thanks to Simon Wilson. He claims to have ported Mesa 3.2, a 3D graphics library that sports an OpenGL software interface. More importantly, he says he has also ported an Nvidia graphics accelerator from BeOS to harness the GeForce2 video card in the Iyonix to plot graphics fast in hardware.
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version?
by jonsmirl on Thu 7th Jul 2005 14:17 UTC
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Hope that is a typo, Mesa 3.2 was released on April 24, 2000. Current version is 6.2.1

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RE: version?
by on Thu 7th Jul 2005 14:37 in reply to "version?"
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No that's not a typo.

Rudolfs BeOS-nvidia work is based on UtahGLX, the first attempt with 3d acc for X11. UtahGLX used Mesa 3 for it's acceleration. Rudolf has stated that he will move to Mesa 6 soon. A framework for loading 3d drivers dynamically (BeOS style) will also be implemented and put into Mesa and Haiku CVS.

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RE[2]: version?
by jonsmirl on Thu 7th Jul 2005 15:10 in reply to "RE: version?"
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All current development is happening on DRM/DRI/mesa6.

Whenever Xegl is ready, it should be simpler to port to other OSes than the current DRI/x pair. Xegl isolates most of the OS specific code into the fbdev/DRM device drivers.

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