Please provide Mesa with floating point texture support and GL_S3_s3tc support in Jockey, like proprietary drivers

Bug #823062 reported by RussianNeuroMancer on 2011-08-09
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mesa (Debian)
mesa (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Now Mesa with floating point texture support and GL_S3_s3tc support is already available in Xorg-Edgers PPA, but this PPA is designed to provide unstable stuff and sometimes requer kernel update, to get video drivers working. It's can not be used by typical user on daily basis.

I suggest to provide Mesa-build with floating point texture support and GL_S3_s3tc support (libtxc-dxtn0 in "requered dependecy" list) in Jockey, like proprietary drivers.

Many users have a legal right to not comply United States patent law. In the past and now such users install restricted addons/extras package and get H.264, AAC, DTS, etc. decoding support. I suggest to extend this practice to 3D stuff in Ubuntu and also install floating point texture support and GL_S3_s3tc support by default, if user select checkbox in installer.

Notably it's important because now FOSS drivers (for example radeon driver) in some cases can offer almost of 60-80% speed (in compare with proprietary drivers) on middle- high-end GPU. It's already acceptable for many users.

bugbot (bugbot) on 2011-08-09
tags: added: edgers
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in mesa (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Robert Hooker (sarvatt) on 2011-10-25
Changed in mesa (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Robert Hooker (sarvatt) wrote :

Floating point texture support is now in 8.0~rc2 in precise. libtxn-dxtc0 is still un-accounted for.

Changed in jockey:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in mesa (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Oibaf (oibaf) wrote :

libtxn-dxtc0 is now in precise using the s2tc implementation:

What is missing is a Reccomends on mesa to it.

Changed in mesa (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Oibaf (oibaf) wrote :

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tags: added: patch
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