Why don't you include glide_drv.o in XFree4 rpms?
It's a great driver to use as a second display with that old
voodoo1 and voodoo2 boards. Mandrake provides it in their
distro as XFree-glide package.
Is it stable? If so, how do I enable it (to save me the time looking
it up as I'm unfamiliar with glide cards). Is it a #define in the Imake
It looks pretty stable for me. In fact, it uses a old glide lib specific
for voodoo rush/graphics that haven't seem major changes for a long time,
ie, it must not have any serious bugs.
I really hate these xfree86 Imake files, but it guess it can be enabled
with #define HasGlide2 YES. I'm not sure however because I prefered to
install the mandrake rpm.
The user still have to download the libglide2x.so and make a symbolic
link as described in XFree86 documentation. But this is MUCH easier than
downloading the XFree86 source code and recompiling it. (Look at
rpmfind.net resource "glide" for the library)
If you can, just compile glide_drv.o in XFree86 package, it won't hurt
anybody. If someone wants to use it just say RTFM.
If I enable this, it means that it is a supported configuration, and that
means that I must include Glide2 with the distro. This would also make
XFree86 haul both glide libs into all XFree installs without reworking the
entire packaging process being used currently. It is too late to do any
of these major changes at this time. If it had been suggested a few months
ago it might have been possible, but not right now. I will add the code
to the spec file though so as a compromise so that those willing to rebuild
XFree86 and acquire GLide 2 on their own can do so more easily.
In the future I plan on breaking out drivers into separate subpackages
perhaps, and then maybe we can add Glide2 if there appears enough interest.
No promises though.