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Re: smp, amd64, dri
John Mason wrote:
> Just a few simple questions:
> What is the current status of SMP and the amd64 port? I heard that these
> were worked on at this years hackathon yet I don't see much info about them.
> Could someone please clarify these issues. This is kind of unrelated but I
> would like to know what happened to the efforts of bringing DRI support to
> OpenBSD? It has been refered on deadly many times yet there is no code and
> no information about it.
> Thanks in advance for any helpful info.
None of these things will be in 3.4-release.
how can this be answered to your satisfaction? We aren't announcing
any "Dates of expected inclusion". They will be included when they
are ready to be included. They will be made available for testing
when they are ready to be tested by The Masses. It will be ready for
use when people decide it is ready for use (which won't likely have
much to do with release dates, and is unlikely to be the same for
There is no way to say "Work is 20% complete" or "we are 95% of the
way there", so I don't know how your question can be answered besides
the incredibly obvious, "Not yet".
If you are wishing to contribute code, do it. In fact, I'd suggest
trying to do exactly that -- the answerability of your question
becomes painfully obvious when you start working on things, rather
than just waiting for something to stuff in your computer.
Sure, the people working on these things could provide day-to-day
updates for the "arm-chare micromanagers" out there. However, I
invite you to look at your own work experience: If you have X hours a
week to spend on a project, how much of that X do you wish to spend
documenting what you are doing to a whole bunch of people who don't
have the slightest idea what it all means anyway, 'cept they feel good
to see a daily report come across their desk? Of course, the big
difference is, your bosses are RESPONSIBLE for the outcome of your
work, making sure you aren't goofing off, making sure you are getting
the right resources, making sure you aren't being sidetracked by
others, etc. In this case, it is just a bunch of people who aren't
contributing a darned thing, who Just Want To Know because they feel
it is their right to arm-chair micromanage...