Subject: Re: XFree86 SVGA Server
To: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
From: David Hopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/1999 22:43:04
Whoa. Quite a thread, that one; thanks for the pointer. I now=20
consider myself informed.
Starting from ground zero wrt. X as NetBSD-Alpha is, I wonder if it=20
isn't a better tack to try to port the experimental unified=20
framebuffer architecture from Linux **dodges a pelting hail of rocks=20
Unifying the console with X seems like the ultimate statement of=20
elegance in a modern OS... Remember the NeXT? Even in console mode=20
the thing was beautiful...
Complexities aside, porting anything from Linux gives me acne. =20
Besides, do it for Alpha, and we have to do it for everybody.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 11/19/99, 8:05:32 PM, Ross Harvey <email@example.com> wrote regarding Re: =
XFree86 SVGA Server:
> > From: David Hopper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Please forgive my ignorance of all things platform-independent, but
> > what would it take to implement an SVGA server for NetBSD-Alpha? If=
> > Xfree86 claims to have Alpha binaries already, to what platform are
> > they referring? Linux? FreeBSD? (the statement in question is in
> > the release notes at
> > ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/3.3.5/RELNOTES)
> > Is it a simple recompile? I know the answer is 'no', or someone wou=
> > have done this three years ago...
> > Dave
> A fine question, and one that was extensively discussed here just a=20
> weeks ago in mid-October. See:
> A couple of people volunteered to work on it, perhaps they could=20
> with more detail???