blackout24 Apr 6, 2013 @ 3:59pm
Valve Presentation - Porting Source to Linux
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=btNVfUygvio

Might be interesting to others.

Good presentation by the awesome Valve Linux Team. Get's a bit techy at the end.
Last edited by blackout24; Apr 6, 2013 @ 4:33pm
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[Linux] hosefflatt Apr 6, 2013 @ 7:55pm 
Awesome presentation. Glad Valve is putting info out there to help other developers port their games.
SUSEd Apr 7, 2013 @ 1:29am 
Good presentation. Nvidia teaches valve and others how to port games.
[REB] Lady From Hell Apr 7, 2013 @ 2:07pm 
I love the comparison of D3D to OpenGL, D3D is a AIP with training wheels. I never understood why people would want to constrict themselves with D3D. Microsoft for the first time is actually (unintentionally) helping people to look into better alternatives.
omegadot Apr 7, 2013 @ 2:43pm 
Just getting around to watching this. It's pretty neat.

I'm always very hesitant to use the word better with things that are really just tools. At work I have the same issue with calling various types of network traffic malicious. It's more just fuel for argument than useful description. I've had some good wins with the .NET platform and I've made some awesome stuff in python/in Linux. People just need to be honest with what they expect and need. Sounds like Valve really found what fit their needs/expectations and it lets me sit in my favorite OS more, so that's exciting!
[REB] Lady From Hell Apr 7, 2013 @ 6:15pm 
I use better in this for the simple fact, OpenGL lets you contribute and change what you want to change to fit your needs. without having to worry about MS copyrights issues
Originally posted by omegadot:
Just getting around to watching this. It's pretty neat.

I'm always very hesitant to use the word better with things that are really just tools. At work I have the same issue with calling various types of network traffic malicious. It's more just fuel for argument than useful description. I've had some good wins with the .NET platform and I've made some awesome stuff in python/in Linux. People just need to be honest with what they expect and need. Sounds like Valve really found what fit their needs/expectations and it lets me sit in my favorite OS more, so that's exciting!
NA Apr 7, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
Thanks for sharing.
thetargos Apr 7, 2013 @ 7:59pm 
What I really loved about the presentation was the bit about giving SDL more recognition. I've always loved the concepts behind SDL and I remember that at some point I even dared to call it the "DirectX for non MS platforms", which is true to some extent (manging windowing, drawing, input, fonts, sound...). I'd like to see an SDL talk featuring Ryan Gordon and Sam Lantinga!
SUSEd Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:29am 
So this means that GPU on SteamBox will be form nVidia.
gutigen o) Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:48am 
Originally posted by SUSEd:
So this means that GPU on SteamBox will be form nVidia.

Rly? I was sure it's going to be AMD. This doesn't make any sense at all! Every performance and stability test shows that AMD drivers are by far superior to those from Nvidia and AMDs customer support is just outstanding, leaving competition back in dark ages.

HAIL AMD!
SUSEd Apr 8, 2013 @ 4:50am 
Originally posted by gutigen o):
Originally posted by SUSEd:
So this means that GPU on SteamBox will be form nVidia.

Rly? I was sure it's going to be AMD. This doesn't make any sense at all! Every performance and stability test shows that AMD drivers are by far superior to those from Nvidia and AMDs customer support is just outstanding, leaving competition back in dark ages.

HAIL AMD!

i lol'd
soggof Apr 8, 2013 @ 5:03am 
Originally posted by SUSEd:
So this means that GPU on SteamBox will be form nVidia.
even without considering driver issues I'm not sure relying on someone (AMD) at the moment in the hands of the competing console industry would be a good idea...
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SUSEd Apr 8, 2013 @ 10:38am 
Also can be found news that Valve collaborating with Intel to port L4D2.
Nothing about AMD...
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