You, a brilliant (as derived from the fact that you're reading this blog) Free Software enthusiast or simply my very own stalker (both options very satisfying to me personally). And Gallium3D, the foundation of Free Software graphics for years to come.
Gallium3D is a redesign of Mesa's device driver model. It's a new approach to the problem of accelerating graphics. Given tremendous investment that free desktops make in OpenGL nowadays I'm very excited to be working on it.
At Tungsten Graphics we've decided that we need a device driver model that would:
- make drivers smaller and simpler
- model modern graphics hardware
- support multiple graphics API's
You can follow the development of Gallium as it happens in Mesas gallium-0.1 branch.
Also you can read a detailed explanation of what it is on our wiki .
Now why should you be excited (besides the fact that, like I already pointed out, there's no developer nudity in it and that being excited about the stuff I'm excited about is in general a good idea).
- Faster graphics
- Better and more stable drivers
- OpenGL 3
- Ability to properly accelerate other graphics APIs through the same framework. Did someone say OpenVG?