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[News] Open Source NVIDIA Driver Project Makes Decent Progress

  • Subject: [News] Open Source NVIDIA Driver Project Makes Decent Progress
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 14:46:56 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Nouveau project hacks away at free Nvidia drivers

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| Ultimately, Nouveau's goal, Skeggs says, "is to provide functional open 
| source 2-D/3-D drivers for Nvidia chips from NV04 onwards." 


Big GPU news tomorrow. Stay tuned.


Nouveau Driver Q&A

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| We are not on a crusade to burn all binary drivers. We do think however that 
| people should have options and that other systems (like PPC) shouldn't be 
| banned from 3D acceleration under Linux with NVidia.  


NVIDIA Blob Has Security Hole, Again

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| Another security problem has crept up with NVIDIA's binary blob display 
| driver for their GeForce and Quadro graphics cards. 


Willing to buy a high-end, free-software-only laptop?

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| To that end I’d like to build up a list of people who are interested in this 
| idea, and would potentially buy a high-powered laptop if it were guaranteed 
| to work completely with free software drivers and OpenBIOS.  


Nouveau Driver 2D performance exceeds Nvidia driver

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| Richard Hughes has just published results from the gtkperf performance test.
| Results:
|     Nouveau: 24.86 seconds
|     NV: 40.78 seconds


Nouveau: Where It Stands Today

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| The Nouveau driver is making some terrific progress and we look forward
| to seeing what all can be accomplished by the end of this year.


Nouveau: A First Look

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| So when will the Nouveau driver be ready? The Wiki states that the
| project should be mostly usable in autumn 2007. Keith Packard had
| previously expressed hope that the driver would be ready in time
| for the X.Org 7.3 release. 


First Open Graphics board appears 

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| This project is on the basis that a GPU should not end up with
| tons of propriatary software or hardware, containing hidden
| problems that aren't mentioned to the press, and yet cause
| nervous breakdowns for developers worldwide.


Interview: Timothy Miller, Open Graphics Project

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| The OGP grew rapidly after I first started it, and it's continued to
| grow gradually since then. Now, we have Traversal Technology and also
| the Open Hardware Foundation that's dedicated to the non-profit,
| community, and democratic aspects of the project. Our mailing list has
| over 500 members, including well-known Linux kernel hackers, 3D graphics
| experts, college professors, representatives of many other open
| source projects, hardware designers, and people who want to become
| hardware designers.


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