AMD to open up graphics specs
Posted Sep 5, 2007 21:14 UTC (Wed) by dark
In reply to: AMD to open up graphics specs
Parent article: AMD to open up graphics specs
Actually, "we will supply specs" is all I ask for. In some ways it's even
better than getting a driver. If we write a driver to the specs, and it
works, then we know the specs are good. We'll know everything we need to
maintain that driver. By contrast, a driver from the vendor will have been
based partly on undocumented in-house knowledge.
I don't think hardware vendors should feel pressured to supply a Linux
driver. That's a lot of hassle and it will discourage them from supporting
Linux at all. Just the specs, please.
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