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Day 4 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_o...

Day 4 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_of_arrays

Hi all. I'm going to keep my update quick again today as I've been working quite late again and really need to get some sleep. I didn't get quite as far as I had hoped today but I'm still happy with the progress I made. Currently I have 75/83 compile tests passing on my Mesa […]

Day 3 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_o...

Day 3 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_of_arrays

Just a quick update today as its quite late here. I made some good progress today after a slow start in the morning where I learnt how not to do things. I've just about got arrays of arrays constructors working now although I want to tidy up the code before pushing it to github. With […]

Day 2 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_o...

Day 2 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_of_arrays

First of all I would like to say a big thanks to Emanuel and Nicolas for testing yesterdays tests on Nvidia hardware it helped me spot and fix up a number of issues that the AMD drivers weren't as strict about.   I've submitted this first batch of tests to the piglit mailing list and […]

Day 1 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_o...

Day 1 - Mesa development ARB_arrays_of_arrays

Day 1 is over and I've made some good progress on the piglit tests. I have a large number of compile tests done 77 to be exact although a number of them are just slight variations on each other so don't expect me to me to continue at this rate. To give a quick explanation […]

How to start contributing to Mesa3D

How to start contributing to Mesa3D

While running my crowd funding campaigns: Improve OpenGL support for the Linux graphics drivers. One common question I'm asked is "How can I start contributing to Mesa?". So I've decided to write a post with some information to get any budding Mesa developer on their way to contributing their first patch. If you really want […]

Mesa Crowd Funding Survey Feedback

Mesa Crowd Funding Survey Feedback

Follow my successful crowd funding campaign to help improve OpenGL support on Linux I ran survey to get some feedback from my backers. Here is the feedback and my responses. For those interested I've just started my follow up campaign to do some more work improving OpenGL support on Linux: Anyway here is the […]

Accelerating Linux Advancements via C...

Accelerating Linux Advancements via Crowd-Funding

A little over a month ago I ran a small scale experiment to gauge the appetite for funding the improvement of core Linux technologies via crowd funding. This is something that I had wanted to support myself since I first heard about kickstarter but nothing ever arose, hence why I started my own campaign. The […]

WordPress - Linux Promotional Plugin

WordPress - Linux Promotional Plugin

Previously I post an idea for a WordPress promotional plugin that displays a notice to Windows and Mac users about the benefits of Linux, and encourages them to follow a link to a Linux Distro website for more information. Well I have spent the last couple of days working on the plugin and I'm releasing […]

Fun software/project/coding ideas

Fun software/project/coding ideas

I often come across user posts in programming forums asking for a software idea that they can code, either for learning projects, or just out of boredom. Anyway I have decided to list some small coding project ideas. The idea is they are small and simple enough to be completed in a short time-frame, but […]