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Old 09-14-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: DRI, BSD, and Linux


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The Direct Rendering Infrastructure project has long been working toward improved 3D graphics support in free operating systems. It is a crucial part of the desktop Linux experience, but, thus far, DRI development has been done in a relatively isolated manner. Development process changes which have the potential to make life better for Linux users are in the works, but, sometimes, that's not the only thing that matters. The DRI project makes its home at freedesktop.org. Among other things, the project maintains a set of git repositories representing various views of the current state of DRI development (and the direct rendering manager (DRM) work in particular). This much is not unusual; most Linux kernel subsystems have their own repository at this point. The DRM repository is different, though, in that it is not based on any Linux kernel tree; it is, instead, an entirely separate line of development.

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