'Commercial Partners'

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Mar 31 11:44:53 UTC 2006

Le Ven 31 mars 2006 13:17, Andy Green a écrit :
> Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>> Andy Green <andy at warmcat.com>:
>>> The existing one seems to have better metrics for assessing
>>> compliance, less danger and greater longer-term stability.
>> Well, maybe.  Unless the consequence is that we never reach the mass
>> market at all, in which case Very Bad Things are likely to happen down
>> the road.  Like, no video cards we can actually use at above VESA
>> resolution.
> I don't see any evidence for this for 2D.  The problems all seem to be
> to do with 3D acceleration hardware in the past, present, and presumably
> in the future.  And that in turn, like everything this thread touches,
> seems to come down in the end to patents.

No they aren't all related to 3D.
Right now the second DVI head of a radeon card (consumer, not pro card) is
a paperweight, for 3D or 2D. That is, if you stick to open drivers (like

So if you've got a desktop system with two TMDSes, you're out of luck.

Nicolas Mailhot

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