NVIDIA has announced that it will begin publishing documents to help improve New, el free driver for the company’s graphics cards.
“NVIDIA will release documentation publishes on certain aspects of our GPUs with the intent of addressing certain areas that impact the out-of-the-box usability of NVIDIA GPUs with Nouveau. We intend to provide more documentation over time as well orientation in additional areas that are within our means, ”said Andy Ritger on the mailing lists of Nouveau developers.
And as the words are not enough, he proceeded to publish the first document.
“I suspect a lot of the information in this document will be nothing new to the community, although it will be helpful in confirming your understanding. […] Some of those we work at proprietary driver for Linux we will pay attention to the list and try to help when we can. If there are specific areas of documentation that are most helpful to them, this feedback will help NVIDIA prioritize our efforts, ”Ritger added in his message.
The answer of the community of developers it has been quite positive, although Andy Ritger was right: they already knew most of the information contained in the document. However, this is a good start.
Still, Linus Torvalds himself remains cautious, though quite optimistic, and expects it to be a real change in the way NVIDIA perceives Linux. “If NVIDIA really goes ahead and opens up more, that will certainly be great […] I really hope to be able to apologize someday for lifting my finger, ”the core creator assured the Ars Technica guys.