XVideo support in xf86-video-nv / G90

René Rebe rene at exactcode.de
Tue Feb 24 08:16:44 PST 2009

Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> René Rebe wrote:
>> Aaron Plattner wrote:
>>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:26:11AM -0800, Henry-Nicolas Tourneur wrote:
>>>> I would like to know if there are any plans to add XVideo support for G90
>>>> cards to the nvidia free 2D driver.
>>> I'm afraid not.  XV on those GPUs requires the 3D engine, and setting that
>>> up is too complicated to be within the scope of that driver.
>> Which are just other words for "we do not want open source guys to know how
>> to do that", hm?
> I thought they were other words for "It's a lot of work we already paid people
> to do in the encumbered driver, and don't see any profit in paying them to do
> again in the open one."    Companies usually are more interested in their
> bottom lines than in crushing the dreams of open source users.
Thanks for the extended verbose version, I took the quick-path this morning.

However, the bottom line should be: showing the specs would cut their
development and Q/A costs for the open source OS driver in the future as
the encumbered driver apparently does not fill the needs of many people
on non-Windows OSs (be that it's simple not available [think PPC] or
prevents the use of latest software versions / technology, etc.).

  René Rebe - ExactCODE GmbH - Europe, Germany, Berlin
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