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  1. The same can be said about the proprietary...

    The same can be said about the proprietary graphics drivers. You have the OpenGL (ES) API and don't ever really need to touch the real hardware. Oh, except when we encounter bugs and want to fix...
  2. Since when is Phoronix a trustworthy source of...

    Since when is Phoronix a trustworthy source of information? It has always been very much inaccurate and opinionated. Yes, Phoronix is very fast to report something, but you always have to verify the...
  3. OK, let's start with the very basic essentials....

    OK, let's start with the very basic essentials. Can you provide a link to the complete blob free bootloader sources for the IFC6410 board? And could you please share the information about where to...
  4. What are you smoking? Allwinner is one of the...

    What are you smoking? Allwinner is one of the best SoC's out there in terms of software freedom. There is hardware documentation available from the vendor which covers most of the things. There are...
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    That's a very valid point. I myself have no...

    That's a very valid point. I myself have no prejudice agains blobs (when security/privacy is not important). And a healthy competition between the blobs and free software drivers is a good thing for...
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    Thanks for the link! This looks like some sort of...

    Thanks for the link! This looks like some sort of a progress over "The assembler is also available from Ingenic, in the form of an bash/awk script" from 2009. Having a working assembler and the...
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    The generic framebuffer / kms drivers are not...

    The generic framebuffer / kms drivers are not exactly great for moving windows on any hardware. The biggest performance problem is the need to take care of extremely slow read back from the...
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    Could you please paste the /proc/cpuinfo...

    Could you please paste the /proc/cpuinfo information here? I wonder if it supports at least the MIPS DSP ASE instructions. Yes, this CPU is supposed to have some sort of the Ingenic-specific...
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    Dropped since when? Have a look at Atom Z3580...

    Dropped since when? Have a look at Atom Z3580, it says "Launch Date Q2'14". And Atom Z3580 has a PowerVR GPU.
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    Apple also used to be licensing the CPU cores...

    Apple also used to be licensing the CPU cores designed by ARM, but this did not last long. Now they are designing their CPU cores in-house and even managed to leap ahead of the competition with the...
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    Well, we should give credit where it is due. The...

    Well, we should give credit where it is due. The whole GMA500 situation is upon us because Intel was simply not able to provide a better mobile GPU hardware of their own. IMG surely does have some...
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    FYI, here was a relatively recent discussion with...

    FYI, here was a relatively recent discussion with IMG support people, regarding what they think about the open source drivers - http://forum.imgtec.com/discussion/3394/linux-and-open-source
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    This may surprise you, but every IP core from ARM...

    This may surprise you, but every IP core from ARM usually has more than one revision (labeled as "rXpY", where X and Y are the major and minor version numbers respectively). Newer revisions have...
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    Except that this CCI-400...

    Except that this CCI-400 fuckup should be credited to ARM. Samsung still does not design its own CPU and the interconnect.
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    Yes, some alpha blending support is indeed...

    Yes, some alpha blending support is indeed available. But after quickly skimming through the documentation, it does not seem to be sufficient to support everything that is needed for SVG, PDF,...
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    I found this "non-commercial" reference in...

    I found this "non-commercial" reference in https://github.com/asicguy/gplgpu/blob/master/docs/GPLGPU.docx

    Also the 2D accelerator part does not seem have full support for Porter-Duff compositing...
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    What does "licensed under the GPL v3.0 for...

    What does "licensed under the GPL v3.0 for non-commercial use" actually mean? Is this non-commercial restriction an extra clause in addition to GPL?
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    We can only welcome this news. This is all about...

    We can only welcome this news. This is all about open source hardware, which is only starting to take off the ground. Something like the OpenRISC CPU core combined with this GPU could be one of the...
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    If anyone wants one more reason, decoding JPEG...

    If anyone wants one more reason, decoding JPEG files is also a lot faster than decoding PNG.
  20. Well, I guess, even if you are not scared after...

    Well, I guess, even if you are not scared after learning about the hefty price tag and are ready to pay that much money, then the corporatocrats in charge will make up some different reason to refuse...
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