Re: Intel Haswell support - Any updates?

From: Slawa Olhovchenkov <>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:48:16 +0300
On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 12:43:59PM +0100, David Chisnall wrote:

> On 17 Sep 2015, at 11:31, Lundberg, Johannes <> wrote:
> > 
> > Anyway, I wish the foundation would support the graphics team by sponsoring this development...
> The Foundation did fund a lot of this work, and likely will again.
> The problem is not willingness of the Foundation to fund it, nor
> availability of funds.  As with WiFi, it's availability of people
> who have both the competence and interest to do the work and the
> availability to work as consultants for the Foundation.

> Long term, the real solution is to convince GPU vendors to put as
> much effort into funding FreeBSD driver development as they do into
> funding Linux and Windows driver development.  The Foundation has
> been reaching out in this direction, but it's far more compelling if
> people can document cases where lack of FreeBSD support has cost a
> vendor sales.  If you've bought a system with an nVidia or AMD GPU
> (or, ideally, if your company has bought a few thousand) because of
> lack of FreeBSD support from Intel, then let Intel know.

Impotant: if you already buy Intel system -- Intel will be ignored
you, only future sales important.
Received on Thu Sep 17 2015 - 10:48:27 UTC

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