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  • #11
    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    There is a fair degree of overlap between embedded and desktop priorities -- I wouldn't worry. Anyways, there's very little difference between what Android needs and what a desktop user running Wayland needs - it's just the plumbing that is different.
    Perhaps. I don't know exactly what AMD's plan are, but IMHO embedded Linux doesn't have a good image with regard to being open source friendly. It seems to me that is mostly about taking the free Linux source code adding some proprietary code to it and then shipping the whole product as a binary firmware image and possibly adding en encrypted bootloader to prevent the user from installing custom roms.

    I read a while ago AMD was looking for Android driver developers with experience with video decode acceleration. It would be nice if we regular GNU/Linux users could also see some benefit from that...

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    • #12
      Originally posted by bridgman View Post
      I don't know if any customers are using the Gallium3D paths today but I expect that some of them are and the rest will flip over pretty quickly.
      Thanks. Hopefully this will boost development on g3d and we can have a feature complete stack.

      Since we got you answering questions are there any news on the UVD front???

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      • #13
        There's still the one remaining slot still as well. For reference, Corbin Simpson, Tom Stellard, and Marek Olk who have contributed a lot to the open-source Radeon graphics stack are reportedly not interested in taking the spot on the basis of continuing their school education.
        Just so there is no confusion. I am graduating in a month and the position at AMD is one that I am interested in.

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        • #14
          Two developers are more than one tm

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          • #15
            Originally posted by tstellar View Post
            Just so there is no confusion. I am graduating in a month and the position at AMD is one that I am interested in.
            I hope you'll succeed in getting the position and start working soon!

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            • #16
              Originally posted by tstellar View Post
              Just so there is no confusion. I am graduating in a month and the position at AMD is one that I am interested in.
              Sounds like a plan!

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              • #17
                Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                rather than just setting priorities based on Phoronix forum posts
                but setting priorities based on Phoronix forum posts are very effective!

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                • #18
                  Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
                  Well, here's to hoping that one of your "embedded customers" is willing to sink millions to help you guys work on Gallium3d-based desktop OpenGL, rather than going off somewhere in the tumbleweeds and having you work on some specific embedded technology, like Android support for AMD Fusion. That'd be cool and all, but (1) probably not open source, and (2) useless to me.

                  It's not like I'm a real customer anyway; I've only sunk about $2000 in graphics cards over the last 5-6 years....
                  but.,.. this "embedded customer" is very helpfully.. because its Google

                  and you talk about Android but this is not about android its about chromeOS

                  and google really try to hurt microsoft very hard!

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                  • #19
                    Originally posted by monraaf View Post
                    Perhaps. I don't know exactly what AMD's plan are, but IMHO embedded Linux doesn't have a good image with regard to being open source friendly. It seems to me that is mostly about taking the free Linux source code adding some proprietary code
                    maybe google is more frendly to opensource and they just don't like the catalyst

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                    • #20
                      Originally posted by tstellar View Post
                      Just so there is no confusion. I am graduating in a month and the position at AMD is one that I am interested in.
                      be sure they hire what they can get. no matter 1 month or 2 month ...

                      its simple if amd do not hire you then intel does or nvidia or google or arm people.

                      ... so don't worry... you get a job.

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