On Tue, 2013-07-09 at 18:31 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> How do we treat "Desktop" items where the package
compiles fine but does not
> run well without external drivers (the GNOME on ARM conversation earlier )
> Or am I misreading that conversation.
The same way as we do now. In some cases there are drivers but they're
still in development and not stable (tegra/lima/freedreno), or there's
third party binary drivers (like mainline with the nVidia binary
drivers). The situation is improving rapidly for the 2D/3D accelerated
situation and in the mean time there are numerous other desktops that
run perfectly well. In time I'm sure we'll get to 100% parity with the
mainline platform but I don't believe anyone believes we're there now
but I don't see that as a blocker either.
I disagree with that. I'd at least want to see a plan for how we plan to
address the graphics situation. If the answer is that we have to live
with software rendering for now, then we should have somebody working on
making llvm work on arm again.