[OpenIndiana-discuss] openindiana more popular

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Oct 4 02:08:14 UTC 2010

On Monday, October 04, 2010 09:57 AM, Allan E. Registos wrote:
> 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.

Don't be so touchy. Gabriel did say it was time for innovation and 
midi/gameport/analog joystick support would be new. :-P

I'm sure some folks (none) here would not mind having the remake of 
Privateer to play.

> _allan_
> ----- 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... :-)

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