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Nvidia Expected to Release Some Tegra Documentation

By - Source: Phoronix | B 4 comments

There was some hefty criticism Nvidia had to face from the Linux community about its tight grip on its Tegra graphics core.

However, it appears that the increasingly ugly vocabulary is showing effect and Nvidia is now preparing to release at least some documentation.

Phoronix reported that the information comes via Lucas Stach of the Nouveau project, who revealed at the XDC2012 conference in Nürnberg, Germany, that he had been given access to Tegra documentation under the terms of a non-disclosure agreement. Stach noted that he was told by Nvidia that the company would be releasing some 2D information relating to Tegra 2 and 3 and there is hope that 3D information will follow.

There was no information whether Nvidia will be extending this move toward its GeForce and Quadro products.

Earlier this year, Linux creator Linus Torvalds told an audience at Aalto University in Finland that Nvidia has been "the single worst company" he ever dealt with.

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    nforce4max , September 26, 2012 1:15 AM
    Took them long enough, had they done it sooner devs would have been able to make more refined code and better support.
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    dalethepcman , September 26, 2012 1:54 AM
    nVidia I'm sure was getting pressure from the 1st part developers that wanted to get a head start on the garage developer. Companies like EA and Activision have been blown away by the success of the Indie developer in the new world of App gaming (itunes / android play / xbox market etc...) and instead of embracing it they choose the path of darkness and have actively worked to hinder the small developer.

    Valve / Steam on the other hand has seen how they can give the developers the tools to succeed and become more successful in the process. Go greenlight / indie packs!!
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    NoUserBar , September 26, 2012 2:03 AM
    Was it just not built or something? Or unreleased info on products already made?
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    christarp , September 26, 2012 5:10 AM
    Everything linus says makes my blood boil, what a rude aspie.