R7.1 roadmap, and additional goals

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at redfish-solutions.com
Thu Apr 13 16:43:48 PDT 2006

Is it too late to be adding additional goals to the R7.1 roadmap?


I was thinking that it might be nice to draft an API for supporting
various video back-ends for supporting composite, VGA, DVI,
LVDS, DFP, etc. and having a standard API for transmitters/encoders/
whatnot that's decoupled from the video engine itself, since one often
finds board manufacturers (or video controller manufacturers) mixing
and matching vendors when it comes to back-ends...  You might have
a Cirrus video controller, but it will be using a VIA or Sigma or TI
encoder or transmitter... etc.

For instance, if support gets hacked into the unichrome drivers for the
VT1631 LVDS transmitter, should all of the work have to be duplicated
to get the Intel 915 or S3 or Trident drivers to support the same
transmitter?  Seems like wasted effort.

Or is this more than can be realistically done?


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