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Freedreno Driver Aspires Towards Gallium3D

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Published on 20 September 2012 11:17 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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The Freedreno reverse-engineered open-source ARM graphics driver continues to advance.

A brief status update on Freedreno was shared late in the afternoon on Thursday during XDC2012 in Germany. For those not familiar, this is the open-source reverse-engineered Qualcomm Snapdragon driver.

There isn't much new information to share for the faithful Phoronix readers that follow the frequent Phoronix coverage -- the latest was work on fragment shaders and VBOs.

The only new information on Freedreno information to share today was:

- The stencil test for Freedreno is now passing.

- There's continued aspirations towards having a Gallium3D graphics driver for this Qualcomm ARM SoC on the TODO list that hopefully isn't too far out in the future.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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