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Posted Jul 28, 2011 23:55 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
but even if there isn't ever userspace modesetting code for it, there are differences
1. the X team isn't going to reject paches that are submitted to add userspace modesetting code on the basis that they only care about Linux.
2. it's very common for _NEW_ hardware to not be supported under different operating systems, I see a huge difference between making it so that new software cannot run on existing systems and not supporting new hardware.
Posted Jul 29, 2011 6:06 UTC (Fri) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239)
Would the X team reject patches that added UMS code to drivers that only have KMS drivers? I suspect so. It's additional complexity for almost no benefit. The people working on this code simply aren't interested in supporting BSDs if there's no commensurate effort on behalf of the BSD developers to implement compatible interfaces. The simple and observable fact is that X developers have little interest in supporting a fallback for non-Linux support on any vaguely modern hardware. BSD can catch up or BSD can run with VESA until the adoption of EFI makes that impossible.
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