[OpenIndiana-discuss] openindiana more popular

Allan E. Registos allan.registos at smpc.steniel.com.ph
Mon Oct 4 01:57:13 UTC 2010

The current effort must be on the stabilizing of the platform. Gaming support in Linux is poor, how much more for this early release of OpenIndiana. Currently, the folks at gallium3D were able to code Direct3D 10 and 11 support for their graphic drivers. This would mean that Wine can utilize Gallium3D graphic drivers to support native DirectX games i.e., no need to translate DirectX to their OpenGL counterparts. I believe this would accelerate gaming support in Linux as well as on other Unix systems such as Solaris. However, as my limited understanding of Unix systems, the OS was designed for enterprises, gaming support only comes out later and is not the priority. But thanks to the people like those who created Gallium3D, we can have our fingers cross for a while and wait for this gaming support thing to happen. 


----- Original Message -----
From: "BM" <bogdan.maryniuk at gmail.com> 
To: "Discussion list for OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org> 
Sent: Saturday, October 2, 2010 12:08:08 AM 
Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] openindiana more popular 

On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 12:36 AM, Christopher Chan 
<christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk> wrote: 
> Gabriel! wrote: 
>> All eyes are upon us! 
>> Now is the time for innovation! 
> Ahem, can we have MIDI, gameport, analog joystick support please? 

...and at least one game... :-) 

Kind regards, BM 

Things, that are stupid at the beginning, rarely ends up wisely. 

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