Bug 241 - X Driver Contribution : Voodoo1/Voodoo2
Summary: X Driver Contribution : Voodoo1/Voodoo2
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PowerPC All
: high normal
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
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Depends on:
Reported: 2004-02-29 14:37 UTC by Kaleb KEITHLEY
Modified: 2004-07-06 18:36 UTC (History)
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Description Kaleb KEITHLEY 2004-02-29 14:37:28 UTC
Alan Cox (alan@redhat.com) writes:
XFree86 had a "glide" driver for the Voodoo1 and 2 with some
serious limitations, including no 2D voodoo2 acceleration
and reliance on the Glide2 libraries that build only with
old gcc on 32bit little endian systems.

With help from Ghozlane Toumi I've written a new driver which is free
of Glide library requirements and adds 2D acceleration, including
render acceleration for the Voodoo2.

It is under the old X license, and now the status of the various X
projects is clear, ready to be contributed. It can be found on

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-03-04 23:53:19 UTC
I have merged this into Red Hat packages already, and will take responsibility
for merging this into the tree.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2004-03-05 15:32:28 UTC
I've discussed this with Alan Cox, and asked him when he'll have version 1.0
of the driver ready.  He says there are a few minor issues he needs to
resolve first, and then he'll release 1.0.

I'm defering this addition for now, until after the voodoo-1.0 driver is
finalized.  I will follow up, once the driver has been updated, and tested
to confirm it works properly.
Comment 3 Eric Anholt 2004-07-07 11:36:41 UTC
The driver was committed by alan.

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