[mythtv-users] Dell Zino HD as FE/BE

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Nov 12 15:26:24 UTC 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 10:16 AM, Johnny wrote:

>> I don't remember the article I read or if it was just a rant by  
>> someone but
>> it made a good point that open source specs will probably never  
>> match the
>> abilities of closed source drivers like NVIDIA.  Open source  
>> drivers can't
>> implement the specifications fast enough because the next gen of  
>> chips come
>> fast and furious.  We're far better off as users (open source  
>> issues not
>> withstanding) with NVIDIA's method of providing us feature full  
>> drivers.
> That is probably true but I don't think it is an open vs closed source
> issue, as much as it is full-time paid programmers vs part-time
> volunteer programmers.

I know for a fact there are full-time paid programmers working on the  
open-source radeon drivers. It is indeed a constant game of catch-up  
as Kevin suggested.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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