Hello everyone. I haven't had a chance to do a welcome message yet, so
I'm going to take this opportunity to do so. Welcome to the DRI
development project. I suspect that if you're signed up already, you
know what the DRI is about, so I'm not going to go into that, but I
would like to talk a little about why we set this list and what we're
hoping to accomplish.
SourceForge provides a number of services for us, a CVS repository, a
bug database, and mailing lists. I'm not a big fan of on-line forums, so
I don't think they'll get used much. They also provide a task managment
system, but I'm not sure yet how that will be used.
We're using this site because we want to get more of the DRI development
out in the open. We want to make our work available to as many
developers as possible as quickly as possible and this seemed like the
We've currently got about 30 people on the development list. That's
great. I'm interested in hearing from you as to what you want to
accomplish with this code. A few people have talked to me about porting
to other architectures (Alpha and PPC) and to other OSes (*BSD). If
you've got a particular project you want to tackle, please post it, so
that those of you who share interests can start getting together. If
you're looking for something to do and have an area of interest, we can
probably make suggestions. We need people to submit bug reports on
pieces that don't work and people to look at the bug list and fix them!
This site is not meant to be static, but we need suggestions from
you. So far, I've setup what I think is the minimal structure. We've got
a really basic web page. We've got a few mailing lists. We've got some
bug tracking (with no categories). As the projects develop we'll need
your input to make the process better. Let me know what you need.
There are three mailing lists. The devel list is for discussions about
DRI development. This is where most of the traffic will be. The announce
list is for announcements of new projects, major checkins, etc. The
patches list is for you to send in patches to the DRI and the place
where all checkins will be recorded. The idea is that you can go there
to see any code anyone has submitted to us and to see from the checkin
logs if we've applied the patches.
Now to the status. The 3dfx code is the first fully operational DRI
driver suite. The code I checked in earlier today is in pretty good
shape. It is running an increasing number of applications and we're
knocking down bugs in the different sections. Q3A has been a driving
application and I can now say we're running it fairly well. We know it
isn't bug free, but it should be a good place for you to start
We've also started checking in code for a couple other drivers, the
Matrox G200, and the Intel i810. Those aren't operational yet, but the
code is there to look at and start working with.
So, that does it. Welcome to the DRI development list. I hope you all
find it useful and are able to contribute to the project.