Re: nVidia-PPC-Linux drivers
On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 12:36:16PM +0200, Ole-Egil Hvitmyren wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 01:58:18PM -0500, Orion Buckminster Montoya wrote:
> >>If we're going to get other GNU/Linux user lists involved, we should
> >>be banding together to exert more pressure on nVidia to release specs
> >>to Free Software developers. A binary-only solution is a worse
> >>solution than what we have now.
> >No, this will never happen, do you really think that if we were not able
> >to get docs for the DRI and such up to now, they will sudenly release
> >them for a small bunch of people who should be running macos X even.
> >Also, it is not enough to have the docs, you also need the competent
> >people to write the drivers with it.
> Run macos x? How do I do that on my PPC computers? ;-)
> (two RS/6k 43p systems, and one AmigaOne G3-SE. no Apple systems)
> >Finally, if more and more arches do need support, maybe they will find
> >it after a time that building on all those arches is more of a bother
> >than a benefit, maybe they will give the specs for a free implementation
> >or something.
> I agree, though. Just thought the whole "small bunch of people who
> should be running macos x" seemed a little misplaced :-)
Well, it was voluntary provocative, and i think it most assuredly how
nvidia will think. And anyway, i guess you can count the people running
non mac hardware with nvidia graphic cards on the fingers of a hand, so
this is even less incentive for them.