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Lima driver code for the Mali GPU released
Posted Feb 10, 2012 3:18 UTC (Fri) by yokem_55 (subscriber, #10498)
Posted Feb 10, 2012 13:45 UTC (Fri) by aseigo (guest, #18394)
what's really exciting is that if we work together we have the opportunity of creating something that is highly relevant in the market globally, not only to ourselves :)
i am really looking forward to this driver maturing further and am in communication with Luc ... viva la freedom :)
Posted Feb 10, 2012 17:17 UTC (Fri) by ortalo (subscriber, #4654)
Posted Feb 10, 2012 18:45 UTC (Fri) by CopperWing (guest, #82856)
Right now this is only good enough to playback commands lists "captured" from the ARM's proprietary driver output. Probably after reverse engineering the meaning of the command lists, hooking this code with Mesa will provide the missing parts.
Posted Feb 10, 2012 19:34 UTC (Fri) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
The infrastructure part is much less contentious in terms of patent issues, and lets other people get involved so it makes sense to start with this part.
The clean design (and lack of years of accumulated cruft) in Mali means that it is easy to separate these two parts. They are more-or-less independent reverse-engineering tasks, as I understand it.
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