Oh. And it looks like Via has finally come around and decided to help out with driver
development rather then just kinda do everything half-assed and piss of developers that are
trying to make their hardware work good.
So that means that we have open source drivers development aided by:
Intel -- open source code and documentation.
ATI -- some open source code and reasonably full documentation.
Via -- we will do what they are doing; see linux.via.com in a month.
(there are two very cool things that Via does well that Linux users can benefit from.. Very
fast hardware encryption engine and decent hardware acceleration for media playback on the
Nvidia -- ??
It's amazing. Nvidia does have fast drivers for Linux, but they are so proprietary that they
only support Windows for their new multimedia oriented ARM-based platform. This is a market
were Linux outsells Windows for most things.
A well. 3 out of 4 ain't bad. This means that Linux now has documentation for about.. what?
90% of video devices being sold?
At least everybody should be happy that things are moving forward.
(I wonder if OpenBSD will be contributing to 3D drivers now that documentation is avialable..)