The State Of Open-Source ARM GPU Drivers
Phoronix: The State Of Open-Source ARM GPU Drivers
Rob Clark of the fast-growing Freedreno project provided a status update earlier this week at the X.Org Developers' Conference concerning his open-source ARM Qualcomm graphics driver, the Lima driver for ARM' Mali, GRATE for NVIDIA's Tegra, and Etnaviv for Vivante graphics hardware...
I actually poked news at phoronix.com about it when we published it but it seems Michael is not interested :/
Originally Posted by log0
Maybe he missed it. He probably gets more than just a handful of mails per day.
Originally Posted by NeoBrain
Anyway, this should probably shuts most “Linux needs proprietary drivers”-type people up because it gives hard facts that the Mesa drivers are among the best out there and that NVidia's driver is the only proprietary driver that's better than Mesa (this also means that Nouveau drivers are rather OK, just not “Excellent”).
Maybe it'll also convince Android ROM makers to utilize an Android–Mesa combination like Intel already do for their Android variant.
With the recent move by NVidia to publish (sanitized) GPU programming documentation there's a good chance even Nouveau would become as solid as the proprietary driver. Hopefully we'll see more GPUs across all platforms makers having decent FOSS drivers in due time. Exciting times in the FOSS world!
Originally Posted by Awesomeness