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XDC: Hardware-Independent Graphics Driver & More

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Published on 24 August 2012 11:33 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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With less than one month to go until the XDC2012 summit and the X.Org Franconian Beer Hike, the schedule for this annual development event is beginning to come together.

In the past day there's been two new sessions started by Lucas Stach, one of the Nouveau developers:

- A look at the NVIDIA Tegra platform and the graphics drivers for embedded-space in general. There's been a NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM/KMS driver created by an independent party not associated with Nouveau, but it has yet to go mainline. There's been some Tegra talk within the Nouveau camp, but no official support yet. Like with the GeForce/Quadro support, NVIDIA provides no official open-source Tegra support.

- The other proposed idea by Lucas Stach comes down to talking about discussing approaches for hardware-independent accelerated graphics drivers.

Daniel Vetter also came up with another session proposal:

- "New i915 modeset infrastructure code. My blog post about it caught the wrath of some *bsd guys so some explaining might be in order." This comes down to his massive re-write of the Intel driver mode-setting code, which is now not using the shared DRM code and thus might cause some extra pain for the BSD developers with their lagging DRM/KMS support.

These latest additions are on top of talking about mainlining XWayland, graphics stack security, X.Org Endless Vacation of Code, EGL/GLX/GLES on Linux, X Server integration testing, and NVIDIA Optimus support.

The X.Org Developers' Summit in Bavaria is going on from 19 to 21 September in N├╝rnberg at the SUSE company headquarters. Additional details on the developer event can be found via the X.Org Wiki.

Next week in San Diego will also be some Linux graphics / X / Wayland talks too.

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