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  • NIR-To-TGSI Support Added To Mesa 20.3

    Phoronix: NIR-To-TGSI Support Added To Mesa 20.3

    Mesa 20.3 has merged a long work-in-progress patch series providing support for going from the modern NIR intermediate representation to TGSI as the conventional Gallium3D IR...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...I-In-Mesa-20.3

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    With so many new features and improvements landing in mesa and so many parties working on it.
    All I hope is that some day in the future, all of the Android devices will run on mainline linux + mesa as well.
    e.g. on Panfrost and Freedreno instead of these ugly kernel hacks and blobs.
    Those SoC manufacturers make millions yet they cannot afford to put some extra devs on the payroll to make it happen.
    Sure it takes time and effort to do it the right way and get all bits accepted.
    But in the long run it basically gets us lifetime updates in terms of newer and more optimized kernel and mesa releases.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MastaG View Post
      But in the long run it basically gets us lifetime updates in terms of newer and more optimized kernel and mesa releases.
      To them that's a problem, not a feature. As long as the drivers are out of tree then we have to keep buying new hardware to get software updates. That's the sad truth of the mobile world. The good thing is enough open source developments have happened over the years that worth-a-shit FOSS phones should be viable options in the coming year.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

        To them that's a problem, not a feature. As long as the drivers are out of tree then we have to keep buying new hardware to get software updates. That's the sad truth of the mobile world. The good thing is enough open source developments have happened over the years that worth-a-shit FOSS phones should be viable options in the coming year.
        Vendors can still choose not to push updates, upstreaming just means that when they do push updates, it's easier. The fact that Panfrost is now being supported by Arm is a good sign that things are moving in the right direction. In fact, having drivers in upstream is probably a huge part of why the original Pixel got Android 10 when it wasn't originally planned.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by QwertyChouskie View Post

          Vendors can still choose not to push updates, upstreaming just means that when they do push updates, it's easier. The fact that Panfrost is now being supported by Arm is a good sign that things are moving in the right direction. In fact, having drivers in upstream is probably a huge part of why the original Pixel got Android 10 when it wasn't originally planned.
          I don't disagree.

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