Commit d01de08c authored by Brian Paul's avatar Brian Paul

docs: update info about supported systems, GPUs, APIs

Add link to Intel's Linux graphics page, etc.
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<H1>Supported Systems and Drivers</H1>
Mesa was originally designed for Unix/X11 systems and is still best
supported on those systems. All you need is an ANSI C compiler and the
X development environment to use Mesa.
Mesa is primarily developed and used on Linux systems.
But there's also support for Windows, other flavors of Unix and other
systems such as Haiku.
We're actively developing and maintaining several hardware and
software drivers.
The DRI hardware drivers for the server and XFree86 provide
hardware accelerated rendering for chips from ATI, Intel, and NVIDIA
on Linux and FreeBSD.
The primary API is OpenGL but there's also support for OpenGL ES 1
and ES 2, OpenVG and the EGL interface.
Drivers for other assorted platforms include:
the Apple Macintosh and Windows.
Hardware drivers include:
<li>Intel i965, i945, i915.
See <a href="" target="_parent">
Intel's website</a>
<li>AMD Radeon series
<li>Some NVIDIA GPus.
<li>VMware virtual GPU
Details about particular drivers follows:
Software drivers include:
<li><a href="llvmpipe.html">llvmpipe</a> - uses LLVM for x86 JIT code
generation and is multi-threaded
<li>softpipe - a reference Gallium driver
<li>swrast - the legacy/original Mesa software rasterizer
Additional driver information:
<li><a href="" target="_parent"> DRI hardware
drivers</a> for the X Window System
<LI><a href="xlibdriver.html">Xlib software driver</a> for the X Window System
<li><a href="xlibdriver.html">Xlib / swrast driver</a> for the X Window System
and Unix-like operating systems
<LI>Microsoft Windows <A HREF="README.WIN32">(README.WIN32)</A>
<li><a href="README.WIN32">Microsoft Windows</a>
<li><a href="vmware-guest.html">VMware</a> guest OS driver
Deprecated Systems and Drivers
In the past there were other drivers for older GPUs and operating
These have been removed from the Mesa source tree and distribution.
If anyone's interested though, the code can be found in the git repo.
The list includes:
<li>ATI R128
<li>VIA Unichrome
<li>3Dlabs gamma
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