[libre-riscv-dev] porting AMDVLK to the Libre RISC-V 3D GPU: NLNet EUR 50, 000 Grant application

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 20:41:58 BST 2019

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On Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 12:40 Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com> wrote:

> On the topic of RADV, I do know that AMD said they would release AMDVLK as
> open source back when Vulkan first came out, however AMD waited quite a
> while (at least a year or more), so, if I had the time and knowledge, I
> would have taken the same path that Dave Airlie did, making RADV because
> AMD was way too slow. Do note that Dave did it as collaboration with Bas
> Nieuwenhuizen (who was hired by google shortly after starting radv, he was
> unemployed before according to linkedin), so it's not just Dave that wrote
> it.
> initial radv merge commit:
> https://github.com/mesa3d/mesa/commit/f4e499ec79147f4172f3669ae9dafd941aaeeb65
> initial radv commit:
> https://github.com/airlied/mesa/commit/56e2044991ceade24fa7c081a1f3bbe660bf69b3
> https://ch.linkedin.com/in/bas-nieuwenhuizen-b336a838
> Jacob

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