Freedreno 1.1 Driver Runs With XA Acceleration
The Freedreno X.Org driver has been updated and offers up various bug-fixes and 2D acceleration for this Qualcomm Adreno display driver.
Rob Clark announced xf86-video-freedreno 1.1.0 as the latest work out of his Freedreno project for open-source, reverse-engineered Qualcomm graphics support for their ARM SoCs.
The Freedreno 1.1.0 X.Org driver has various fixes when running with the Freedreno-developed "MSM" DRM driver, crash fixes, and most notable is the XA state tracker support via Freedreno Gallium3D. XA implements the EXA 2D acceleration interfaces in a generic manner over Gallium3D to use the hardware's 3D engine for 2D acceleration. XA is faintly similar to GLAMOR but it's implemented as a Gallium3D state tracker. Up to now the main user of XA has just been VMware's virtual GPU driver stack.
More details on the Freedreno update can be found via the mailing list announcement.
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