Keith Packard wants to bring virtual reality to Linux too

Keith packard

Keith packard has been consulting with Valve for the past year to connect virtual reality and work on our Linux distribution. And we have learned that thanks to the presentation of the LinuxConfAu 2018 conference that you can consult at the Official site of this event. As we all know, Valve is a great promoter of entertainment for Linux and clear examples are its video game titles for Linux, in addition to everything it has been doing lately in the industry for the penguin platform, from its SteamOS distro to the Steam Machine , and other developments.

Developers have had a heavy workload to make virtual reality devices behave properly under Linux and not cause problems with the graphics system. And therefore now virtual reality can work very well on Linux and that will make more developers interested in the platform for their future developments. Certainly if the titles of video games continues to grow on Linux And now this good news for VR joins, we could say that our distro is a good platform for video games and virtual reality applications and it will be even more so.

Well, if you still don't know the developer Keith Packard, I have to tell you that if I tell you some of his projects sure they will sound a lot to you. He is a veteran from the United States who has worked mainly on the graphical X Window server and other interesting free software projects. Many of X's white papers are authored by Keith, in addition to being involved with the MIT X Consortium and Xfree86, currently at the X.org Foundation. He also led Freedesktop.org and participated as a Debian developer since 2004, maintaining fontconfig and other packages.

Perhaps with these data Keith does not seem so unknown, and much less if I tell you that he has also worked on others many projects like Cairo, X Window server extensions like XRender, XFixes, XDamage, XComposite, XRandR, etc. On the other hand, it is also related to projects such as KDrive, Xft, the Nickle programming language and XDM, to which we must now add this effort to bring VR to Linux ...


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  1.   Cusa123 said

    The big problem for now are: 1) hmd are expensive or the cheap ones are only for windows. 2) Let's not talk about totally immature drivers and outside of achieving a performance on par with Windows, thus generating raising the minimum requirements instead of having a 960 or 970 you go to a 980 which is a big difference. 3) You lack or no graphical interface for users. 4) Let's not talk about the lack of available titles that if they already complain about little content in Windows I don't even want to think about it in Linux.
    Here is the topic for my canonical Ubuntu instead of developing nonsense or short projects that are waste of time and money "I do not want to mention the 4 or 5 projects thrown into the trash Ubuntu is an example." Instead of developing hmd or good software for business, just provide hmd on Linux just like Windows.