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Re: [gNewSense-users] Any idea of when gNS 3.0 will be out, or in an RCx

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Any idea of when gNS 3.0 will be out, or in an RCx state.
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 09:33:21 +0930

On Sat, 10 Apr 2010 22:08:48 +0300
Пламен Стоев <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 10.04.2010 20:18, VICTOR TARABOLA CORTIANO wrote:
> > Are there any plans to include Nouveau (the free nvidia driver)
> > in the next release? I heard somewhere that it's supporting 3D
> > now. I would be very happy if that's true.

I think its a bit early to make sweeping statements about this.

> Yes, nouveau supports blobless 3d. But it's still very experimental
> and incomplete. I managed to build it under Arch, but it took me 3
> days. The driver has crashed my computer only once by now (I'm using
> it from two days), but I suppose it will crash again, and again, and
> again... :) It also requires newer kernel (latest nouveau builds
> won't work on kernels <2.6.34, due to some interface breakage), newer
> mesa, and other newer libraries. In Debian GNU/Linux, Nouveau is
> still in the "experimental" repository. And in Squeeze (gNS 3 will be
> based on Squeeze) the kernel version is 2.6.32 and it will probably
> stay that way. Ubuntu backported some features for linux 2.6.32 for
> their 10.04 release, so nouveau would be usable at least for 2D, but
> it depends on whether or not Debian will accept these changes for
> Squeeze, so we can have them in gNS 3 (this seems unlikely to me, but
> who knows). So I suppose that there won't be any 3d for nvidia in gNS
> 3.

Thanks for the overview!

> Regards,
> Plamen

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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