Final split of -ati wrapper and -radeon?

Coleman Kane cokane at
Mon Mar 3 08:57:15 PST 2008

Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 01, 2008 at 04:55:56PM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
>> Now that -mach64 and -r128 are separate drivers, is there any reason to 
>> still keep the ati wrapper and the radeon driver in the same tree?
>> Seeing from the commits for mach64 and r128, it seemed like there is 
>> just a tiny bit of busywork left to make this final split reality.
>> Thanks,
>> Luc Verhaegen.
> George? Alex?
> Luc Verhaegen.
> SUSE/Novell X Driver Developer.
I like this idea myself. If it were finally done, then there'd be a nice
example of a highly modular driver architecture for the other drivers to
work from. I would think, for instance, that the Intel guys and the
NVidia crew both have rather bloated drivers and could stand to have
them carved up into more pieces (intel: i810, i830, i915, i945), but
still get the benefit of having a single "master driver name" so that
users don't get confused.

Coleman Kane

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