Svante Signell wrote:
> Dear Noveau developers,
> Some years ago, around 2000-2002 there was a guy in New Zealand, David,
> working on Nvidia drivers, see the message at the Utah-GLX mailing list
> archive from April 2002:
>> hi I have started a project to build a NVRM witch will
>> hopefully will give as the frist open source high performance
>> dma nvidia driver
>> first i have to build the NVRM this handles a lot of work to
>> make the chip run and grate"s an unified interface to the
>> hardware so you can have 2 or move clients torking
>> to the hardware at the same time eg. a dvd player a X draw text
>> and a opengl game . it also handles deferencs between
>> the chips NV04 , NV05 , NV10 , NV20 and so on
>> once i have done anuf of the NVRM working to support
>> X and glx i will start on the X and glx clients
>> my site for this project is http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~lexos
>> i will update as i go
>> now its just the hard work :)
> Unfortunately the web page is no longer available and the person does
> not seem to work on nvidia drivers. Anyway, by the time I downloaded the
> source code and since there now exist a project for Nvidia 3d drivers,
> maybe parts of the source code can be of use for the Noveau developers.
> According to the code and some result files DMA and context switching
> seems to be functional. Also, some header files can be useful.
> Unfortunately the code is uncommented has no licence information (except
> for one nv03 header file), no README etc. Maybe the mailing list
> archives of utah-glx can be of use to find out more about this person if
> needed. Nevertheless, I can send the zip file with the sources to any of
> you who are interested. The file size is around 160kB, so it would
> probably not be accepted as an attachment to this mail.
Yes, I think we have it already (nvsrc.zip right ?). Thanks anyway !