Friday, May 15, 2009


Two facts, one you didn't need to know, other that you should know. I'm the World Champion in being Vegetarian. Did you know that? Of course not, you probably didn't even know it's a competition. But it is. And I won it. My favorite vegetable? Nachos.
Technically they're a fourth of a fifth generation vegetable. But vegetables are like software, you never want to work with them on the first iteration. Like you wouldn't want to eat corn, but mash it, broil/fry it and you got something magical going on in the form of tortilla chips.

The other fact: OpenGL ES state trackers for Gallium just went public. That includes both OpenGL ES 1.x and 2.x. Brian just pushed them into opengl-es branch. Together with OpenVG they should be part of the Mesa3D 7.6 release.

At this point Mesa3D almost becomes the Khronos SDK and hopefully soon we'll add an OpenCL state tracker and start working on bumping the OpenGL code to version 3.1.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

OpenVG Release

I've been procrastinating lately. Where I define procrastination as: doing actual work, instead of writing blog entries. "Can you do that? Redefine words because you feel like it?", oh, sure you can. As long as you don't care about anyone understanding what you're saying, then it's perfectly fine. In fact it's good for you, the less people understands you, the more likely it is that they'll classify you as a genius. Life is awesome like that. That's right, you come here for technical stuff and get blessed with some serious soul searching stuff, enjoy.

We have released the OpenVG state tracker for Gallium.

It's a complete implementation of OpenVG 1.0. While my opinion on 2D graphics and long term usefulness of OpenVG changed drastically during the last year I'm very happy we were able to release the code. After the Mesa3D 7.5 we're going to merge it into master and 7.6 will be the first release that includes both OpenGL and OpenVG.

[You're exuberant about that]. I figured I'll start including stage directions for the blog so that you know how you feel about reading this.

I don't have much to write about the implementation itself. If you have a Gallium driver, then you're good to go and have accelerated 2d and 3d. It's great to see more state trackers being released for Gallium and this whole concept of "accelerating multiple APIs" on top of one driver architecture becoming a reality. [You love it and with a smile, wave bye]