nicolas_capens at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 2 01:19:16 EST 2004
> And you haven't noticed me resisting every one of them? Didn't you see
> what it took to convince me that it was necessary to have TV support from
> the start?
> I think I'm doing a decent job of filtering.
I never said otherwise.
> The GOAL is to have graphics cards "just work" with Linux. No hassles,
> and no problems when bugs appear. The GOAL is to have a graphics card
> which is not a liability in terms of system stability.
I've heard many good things about NVIDIA cards on Linux.
> I could swear that it was pretty obvious that it would be necessary to
> create hardware.
Not really. Making graphics cards "just work" with Linux, mentions nothing
about creating new hardware. I see no such necessity. It's very realistic to
start working for NVIDIA and create the desired drivers for the most
powerful graphics cards available.
> TV out wasn't in the original spec. I added it because of popular demand.
> Dual-head will not be in the initial product.
> And you are wrong about doing it being easier than maybe. There are
> features that we will intend to put in that we find we cannot due to die
> area constraints.
Can't. Won't. Where's the difference? It makes things easier.
> FPGA is part of the PRELIMINARY specification. The word "preliminary" was
> used several times.
> What you're describing isn't rediculous. It's exactly what we are already
Writing down a good vision statemement doesn't have to take long, but can
avoid a lot of confusion. Are you the main project architect?
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