> If you (the porters) are willing to wait until June to have publicly
> distributable code, you should develop for the 4.0 branch rather than
> the 3.3 branch. There are a lot of useful new features in the new
> code base, and the new design is quite a bit easier to code for than
> the old.
Actually I wonder if it will be. Not having seen the code because of the silly
XFree about beta releases its hard to be sure. The X folks I talked to all
pointed me at the 8514 driver - which is very similar in many ways to the
SGI cards - both are designed for X11, both have no direct frame buffer
access and they have fairly similar concepts.
I would urge btw that anyone working on an XFree SGI driver releases it under
a license like the NPL so that the XFree people can't hide it in a locked away
beta release in future.