On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Bill Nottingham
> Adam Jackson (ajax(a)redhat.com) said:
>> If we really wanted to talk about graphics on arm, we'd be talking about
>> writing drivers for GPUs.
> Is there any use to shipping freedreno and similar projects in Fedora ARM
> before they get to the upstream kernel? (I expect a brickbat from Josh
> fairly quickly for suggesting this.)
I've been following the tegra and lima (Mali 400) upstream work pretty
closely but neither is actually usable for gnome-shell yet to be
worth, IMO, even to be packaging it in a third party package. In he
case of the freedreno while the work is cool the qualcomm SoC is
primarily shipped on phones and tablets  which isn't our primary
focus so while would be cool to support I'm unsure what the user
experience would be like if we did ship it. Side note there is
upstream multi platform support for the MSM SoCs now but I have no
idea how complete this is (eg AllWinner MP support is upstream but
it's still only core SoC/serial/mmc)
fwiw, there are a few boards. Various iterations of dragonboard..
much cheaper than the pre-low-cost-community-board dev-boards of years
gone by, but still a little bit on the pricey side. And then there is
the inforce ifc6410 which is what the dragonboard should have been
Sadly it seems the devicetree support (which would be needed for
multi-platform) is coming in newer SoC's than the apq8064. Or older
(s3/msm8660). So for out of the box multi-platform fedora kernel, I
think we are talking about some eventual successor to the ifc6410
I should note that the freescale iMX5.x devices also have an adreno
a200 GPU.. which I've not had a chance to add support for yet, but it
is on my TODO list somewhere. Along with a lot of other things.
Although I'm not sure that I'd want to try to run gnome-shell at 1080p
on this one.
 I've seen one dev board
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