Re: Announcing free software graphics drivers for Intel i965chipset

From: Keith Packard
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 03:14:50 EST

On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 02:08 -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> * is the 3D stuff available from git somewhere? The download filename
> includes "-git-", but the checkout instructions reference cvs.

Yes, the 3D stuff is in the Mesa CVS repository, but you'll need the 2D driver and the DRM kernel bits to use it.

> * is anyone working on a more dynamic GLSL compilation system? i.e. a
> "JIT", in compiler technology terms.

Yes, that's all included at the same price. Mesa includes the pieces to
get to a reasonable IR which can then be converted to the necessary
target-specific instruction set by the driver. Much of the 3D driver for
the 965 actually uses GLSL to execute things previously handled by the
traditional fixed function pipeline.


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