X.Org Book Sprint 2012 (guide to writing graphics drivers)

Matt Dew marcoz at osource.org
Tue Aug 21 20:10:18 PDT 2012

On 08/19/2012 05:57 PM, Connor Behan wrote:
> On 16/08/12 10:04 PM, marcoz at osource.org wrote:
>> (Cross post. Yes, I know this is short notice and a short window to
>> reply.   My apologies on that.)
>> X.Org Book Sprint 2012
>> Monday Sept 17 & Tuesday Sept 18.
>> N?rnberg (Nuremberg), Germany.
>>      The X.Org Consortium will hold a book sprint on the Monday and
>> Tuesday before the Developers Conference in N?rnberg Germany.
>> During these two days attendees will focus on a book for graphics
>> drivers development.  The book will be targeted towards new
>> contributors but will have enough details to be useful to all
>> levels of graphics driver development.  Anyone interested in
>> helping out and contributing to the book sprint is encouraged to
>> get involved.
>>   From http://www.booksprints.net/about/
>> "A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days.
>> There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator
>> from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality
>> content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint
>> via print-on-demand services and e-book formats."
>> Our book sprint will be slightly different than that.  Our book sprint
>> is only two days and we are not starting from complete scratch. We are
>> starting with Marcheu's existing guide, located at:
>> http://people.freedesktop.org/~marcheu/linuxgraphicsdrivers.pdf
>> For more information or if you would like to participate in the book
>> sprint, please contact:
>> board at foundation.x.org
>> marcoz at osource.org
>> Please contact us on or before Mon Aug 20, 2012.
>> More information can be found at:
>> http://www.x.org/wiki/Events/BookSprint2012
> I was actually in the process of writing this when I saw your message:
> http://www.smallperturbation.com/r128-exa If any parts of it approach
> the level that you want the book to have, feel free to use it!

Hi Connor,
   Very nice. Thank you.  Looks like you put some work into that.

I actually laughed out loud when I saw your pic: 

thank you again!

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