Nonsense… adding drivers is orthogonal to any R1 goals.
Rewriting the app server to be hardware accelerated would be something that would obviously delays things and that should be avoided.
Lack of hardware acceleration does mean less developer interest… it means no fewer game ports, limited media editing capabilities due to no acceleration, more and more applications require acceleration, web browsers for instance are a big one all recent browsers really need hardware acceleration especially on lower end hardware.
Attempting to corral developers into finishing R1 will fail, that isn’t how Haiku’s development process has ever worked and it would probably just implode.
If you want R1 faster… you have to make Haiku more interesting for developers, not make demands on the existing developers. Telling developers we already have that are interested in developing hardware acceleration not to do so… is self defeating.