Gallium 3D
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    jcmarcos
    Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
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    I've just noticed that AROS has an ongoing project (and bounty) to port Gallium 3D, which seems to be progressiing very well.

    Gallium 3D is a graphics library said to provide "unified API exposing standard hardware functions such as shader units found on modern hardware", and it happens to work, to some extent, with ATi, nVidia, Intel and even CELL hardware.

    Can it be of any use to us?
  • »22.10.09 - 08:28
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Crumb
    Posts: 698 from 2003/2/24
    From: aGaS & CUAZ Al...
    Although using Radeon cards is fine it may be quite useful for future Mac ports to support nVidia gfx hardware because sometimes it's soldered and can't be exchanged. I remember that years ago some screenshots of an nvidia card (a TNT2 gfx card IIRC) running on a GRex were published.

    On the other hand I don't know if it's easier for BigFoot and FrankMariak to simply look at the nVidia sources and make a proper amiga driver without relying on an alien system.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
    Paladin of the Pegasos
    jcmarcos
    Posts: 1178 from 2003/3/13
    From: Pinto, Madrid ...
    Quote:

    Crumb wrote:

    it's easier for BigFoot and FrankMariak to simply look at the nVidia sources and make a proper amiga driver


    Do those sources really exist? I thought nVidia doesn't disclose information for their products, and only provide some kind of black box ("blob") for Linux people to embed in their drivers. I would be very glad if I was wrong but, if I was, drivers for nVidia cards would have existed since ages.
    I must have misunderstood you, because I know you know this.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    Wanted to revisit this thread since they just released the "Gallium 3d drivers" for nvidia cards for AROS.. Morph Team is there any interest in porting these drivers so we can use Nvidia cards? Tia
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Tronman
    Posts: 206 from 2003/3/3
    From: Preston, Wa
    Then this G4 Powermac with its 256MB nVidia GF6200 card would really ROCK MorphOS :-) The quake 2 FPS would be INSANE. :-)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    Tronman

    LOL. Well, AROS team and Morphos Team used to have a close relationship I'm sure they are cool. However, weren't the Gallium drivers an Aros Bounty? I dont know the terms of the bounty but maybe they wouldnt share source code? Do pega1 and Bigfoot et al even have time for it?
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  • »10.01.10 - 04:20
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  • MorphOS Developer
    cyfm
    Posts: 369 from 2003/4/11
    From: Germany
    Well, don't hold your breath for it. I sure won't start on porting it, at least. Linux MesaGL is heavily tied to the Linux kernel and it's gpu/drm parts and last but not least to the X WIndows system. This is not easily resolved. I'm not actually sure how this is designed inside AROS or if it's any easier to port.
    No, you won't see NVidia support inside MorphOS anytime soon, at least not developed by MorphOS core.
  • »10.01.10 - 12:28
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    magnetic
    Posts: 2129 from 2003/3/1
    From: Los Angeles
    pega-1

    Ok. Thanks for posting, maybe some outer dev can work with the sources from AROS or something..
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  • »10.01.10 - 19:38
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