3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Geri » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:04 pm

new version released.
-faster memory access
-some potentional double-free corruption bugs fixed

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by jonaspm » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:35 am

Im will be here too!!

Go on Geri! I like your project
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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Geri_lgfx » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:53 am

thankyou ^^

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Dave3434 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:58 pm

i really don't see what's the issue here as long it's free open source then there's no issue, we need all the help we can get. and ros is way behind ball right now

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Z98 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:20 pm

It's not.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by jonaspm » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:59 pm

Maybe Geri and ROS Foundation can talk so they could try your project but in charge of sponsoring it... Bad idea?
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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by PurpleGurl » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:43 am

jonaspm wrote:Maybe Geri and ROS Foundation can talk so they could try your project but in charge of sponsoring it... Bad idea?
I figured he could just do dual-licensing.

Now, I am curious what it does that the Wine stuff don't do? If it was open source, it might could be used to help any missing functionality in the Wine drivers.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Haos » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:24 pm

http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 384#p82384

Since Geri explicitly stated against opening his sources, this discussion is a moot point.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by PurpleGurl » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:01 pm

Haos wrote:http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 384#p82384

Since Geri explicitly stated against opening his sources, this discussion is a moot point.
I had the right to make that comment without you treating me like I lack the intelligence to have read that. I said what I did BECAUSE he said that. He may change his mind. I have the right to make the suggestion, and it doesn't contradict what was said earlier. That post was just his feelings at the time, and he has the right to change them at any time. He could still dual license his source without harming his bottom line. As such, we cannot use his drivers.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Haos » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:09 pm

It might be me, but if someone says "no", i understand this as "no", not as "well, maybe later", or "perhaps in a year i will give this another thought" as you seem to suggest. If that wasn't enough, he openly stated that his license was chosed to protect his (financial) interest . You could disagree, of course, and discuss about it (if there would be anything to discuss, but still) yet you prefered to tag my post with stupid "offtopic" warning, as if it had anything to do with your intelligence being offended.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by PurpleGurl » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:35 am

Haos wrote:It might be me, but if someone says "no", i understand this as "no", not as "well, maybe later", or "perhaps in a year i will give this another thought" as you seem to suggest. If that wasn't enough, he openly stated that his license was chosed to protect his (financial) interest . You could disagree, of course, and discuss about it (if there would be anything to discuss, but still) yet you prefered to tag my post with stupid "offtopic" warning, as if it had anything to do with your intelligence being offended.

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Again, he has a right to change his mind. He might change his answer later once he becomes more informed. He might be willing to go for dual-licensing as opposed to typical open source. One proposed memory allocator uses that strategy - open source for open source projects and commercial for all others. There has to be a license that will allow someone to make ONE copy/version open source but forever maintain the right to build from the original (not FOSS derivatives). It is probably possible to have a dual license, not open source as it is usually understood. Like he could give us old source or a skeleton and let us build from it without him profiting from our changes, nor us from his.

My intelligence was insulted no matter what you think. If you want to discuss this further, lets take it to PMs.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by EmuandCo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:19 pm

Yes, please do so. Geri posted his opinion here more than once. Any discussion about this is useless and should continue as PM...
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ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by Dave3434 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:57 am

if doesn't want his software in this project then that's fine. but if he's not willing to open his source code then that fine too. if you know someone else who is wok on a project like yours then point us in the right direction ros is all about open source and freedom. from what am seeing if this guy says yes, we could use the software but if he says no in the future then this can only cause trouble. :(

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by PurpleGurl » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:23 pm

EmuandCo wrote:Yes, please do so. Geri posted his opinion here more than once. Any discussion about this is useless and should continue as PM...
Which could simply mean he is not aware of ALL his options or that was he mere feelings at those times. Nobody else explained things as I did. There was no harm in my innocent comment, and a mature person would have ignored my post and moved on. And I agree with you.

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Re: 3D drivers (OpenGL) for Reactos

Post by iPick12 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:51 pm

I agree with Geri and I think that he should first port it to ReactOS, give the binary to the community to try it out, and then,
if it's good, he and the ROS community could come in an agreement about the sources.
Probably, he could give the sources to the community, but in a custom license that would restrict anyone from redistributing it. (Bad idea?)

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