Day 3: Conferences: OpenGL/Mesa 3D Support for Linux
Daryll Strauss is another speaker who is obviously knowledgeable about his
subject: he signed an NDA with 3DFX, and wrote the first hardware accelerated
3D drivers for linux. All the hardware accelerated quake demos you may have
seen use his MESA drivers.
He also is the guy who wrote the X server for the Voodoo Banshee, server that
I am currently using to write these web pages.
Last, but not least, you may also remember the story of the movie Titanic that
was rendered on a farm of Alpha boxes running linux. Well, he's the guy who made
In other words, here's another guy a lot of us owe something to
His talk explained the work he did on 3DFX cards, and gave some explainations
on how 3D rendering worked, and what cards on the market know how to accelerate.
Jeff Rose also wrote
an article on this talk
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