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    Phoronix: Imagination Is Hiring A PowerVR Linux, Open-Source Driver Developer

    An anonymous Phoronix reader tipped us off this morning that Imagination Technologies has listed a new job opening for a Linux graphics driver developer that would also include working on portions of their yet-to-be-public open-source driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...or-Open-Driver

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    Proposal to Imagenation:

    1) Release a full free Gallium driver, with job to all state trackers OGL,D3D9-10-11,OCL, not some - all. Then help replace Gallium with Vulcan eventually.

    2) Release your 1TFlop low power Gpu for cheap gaming laptops and desktops. Atoms and Amd same class Cpus are ok since they don't give more than 50-200GFlops Gpu. Also Prime is no good, just a choice from Bios for integrated or dedicated alone is ok.

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    • #3
      Sorry to break your bubble, but I think most of the things listed in "display controllers, kernel interfaces and hardware-specific portions of X, Mesa and Wayland." are already available:

      It looks like they use mesa as just a forwarding library in chromium OS - it's not a mesa driver itself (https://chromium.googlesource.com/ch...-libs/mesa-img)

      And the kernel parts of their driver are already available as they have to be GPL. (e.g. https://github.com/cubieboard/CC-A80...dules/rogue_km)

      None of that shouts "They're working on a new mesa-based open source driver" to me.

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      • #4
        I guess this means that after all these years they finally got tired of all the bad rep they get from their currently completely worthless GPUs.

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        • #5
          It is official, hell is freezing over.

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          • #6
            RobClark should have a clone to fit in this job =D

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              It is official, hell is freezing over.
              no sir, you've no right to claim that high distinction for this... that's reserved for truly seismic events, like Microsoft open sourcing the NT kernel...or NVidia their geforce drivers. Or Ubuntu going Wayland...um, no scrap this last one, it'll never happen, not even when hell freezes over.

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              • #8
                Don't you DARE steal Rob!
                😤

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                  I guess this means that after all these years they finally got tired of all the bad rep they get from their currently completely worthless GPUs.

                  Are you serious? THeir gpus are amazing. NOBODY makes a more efficient graphics chip than then (true tbdr is to thank, but they own the patents for that the best others can do are hybrid schemes that just aren't as good).
                  Even their drivers, on Android, are tremendous.
                  Frankly, they're the nvidia of the embedded world.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by liam View Post


                    Are you serious? THeir gpus are amazing. NOBODY makes a more efficient graphics chip than then (true tbdr is to thank, but they own the patents for that the best others can do are hybrid schemes that just aren't as good).
                    Even their drivers, on Android, are tremendous.
                    Frankly, they're the nvidia of the embedded world.
                    Which doesn't mean squat to me or you or almost anybody. Only System builders and OEMs.

                    EDIT: If the point isn't clear it's that once hardware gets into an end users hands that hardware no longer has any value to Imagination. And since nobody can do anything with that hardware at that point it's worthless.
                    Last edited by duby229; 07-14-2015, 08:32 PM.

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