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Freedreno Gallium3D Now Handles Running XBMC

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Published on 20 January 2013 01:11 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While the Freedreno driver was only born last April as an open-source reverse-engineered Qualcomm Adreno/Snapdragon graphics driver, its Gallium3D driver is already onto handling the XBMC multimedia player.

One month ago I wrote that the Freedreno Gallium3D driver was beginning to work. The Freedreno project is still largely the work of just Rob Clark, the Texas Instruments employee who has been working on this open-source ARM SoC graphics driver in his spare time. While backed by limited manpower, it's been rapidly advancing for the driver that's less than one year old.

Rob Clark has shared this weekend that his driver's latest accomplishment for the Gallium3D component is being able to handle the popular XBMC media software.

Embedded below is the video of XBMC on Fredreno in action.

More details on the Freedreno open-source efforts will be shared next month from X@FOSDEM 2013 in Belgium, where Phoronix will be providing its usual coverage of the annual European event.

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