Airlie: raspberry pi drivers are NOT useful
Posted Oct 26, 2012 5:19 UTC (Fri) by gdt
In reply to: Airlie: raspberry pi drivers are NOT useful
Parent article: Airlie: raspberry pi drivers are NOT useful
...I think its some proprietary embedded OS.
ThreadX from Express Logic.
I don't understand the objections based on performance and value for money. The kernel has supported some real shockers over the years. Sure, tell people it is a bad buy if that's what you think, although for A$38 no one is expecting much. But I read your blog posting as excluding any RPi graphics drivers based on some sort of Linux community equivalent to a Consumer reports review.
The whole chip design does have "free as in freedom" issues, because of the predominant position of the VideoCore core and its software. What we are really talking about is a closed platform with a ARM co-processor, and there's no doubt that the RPi Foundation has sold their product as being more than that. But I can't see why that should preclude Linux support for the ARM co-processor.
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