Re: 3D Gnoming this week

Not only that - but old hardware does not support 3D - so it would be 
nice if we don't 'fully depend' on it. Also - i could be wrong - but 3D 
isn't really an option on a Sparc or Alpha (or is it?)

For example - I have a PCI Cirrus Logic 5430. Not a very powerful card :) 
And with such an old video card comes a semi-old machine (P233 MMX) - so 
software based 3D stuff is just not viable :)

But then again - I plan on getting a Riva TNT2 Ultra - so 3D stuff would 
be nice :)

On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Alan Shutko wrote:

> Lauris Kaplinski <> writes:
> > As 3D hardware prices keep continuously dropping, I hope that in nearest
> > future high quality 3D graphics are no more luxury for most users.
> One quick reminder: it is only recently that laptops are shipping with
> 3d acceleration.  Unless there's some way to add 3d accel to them,
> consider the costs before slowing down apps.  (If there is a way to
> add 3d accel to my laptop, let me know!)
> For the near future, I'd suggest that any productivity apps allow 3d
> as an option, not a requirement.
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