Playing with fire, well, mesa…

I've been playing with drm, xorg and mesa. Mesa is really fun to build, with the most unusual build system I've used in a long time. You actually have to add and remove stuff from the Makefiles to actually get git to build. I've sent four patches the the mailing list just for build fixes.

I've got a nice shiny SRPM of current mesa git, although I'm getting some interesting hard crashes using the new nouveau_dri. It's amazing the nouveau guys have got so much working in such a short amount of time, although I think I need to read some more code before I can contribute even fixes to the 3D stuff.

Ohh, and for other GeForce Go 7300 owners the driver now works really well for 2D (use drm from git), but run a journaling file system if you want to try 3D… Would there be any interest if I set up a Fedora 7 repository for git snapshots of drm, dri and ddx for nouveau testing?

One response to “Playing with fire, well, mesa…”

  1. Anonymous

    > It's amazing the nouveau guys have got so much working in such a short amount of time, although I think I need to read some more code before I can contribute even fixes to the 3D stuff. They started out with the “nv” driver code, so there isn't much that they've got working that wasn't before. They're doing very valuable work documenting the 3D stuff and cleaning up/eventually accelerating the 2D code, though. — cjb.

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