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    Phoronix: drm_hwcomposer: Allowing Mainline Linux Graphics Drivers To Work On Android

    Thanks to collaboration between Collabora and Google's Chrome OS team, Android is now able to interface with the mainline Linux graphics stack...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...poser-HWC-Post

  • #2
    Desktop linux on android?

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    • #3
      I thought Android could use Freedreno already?

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      • #4
        Android just had to make a rift with normal Linux, that others are now trying to close. Worse than not using mainline graphics is using bionic instead of glibc. That's the nastiest issue.

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        • #5
          Could Android use Radeon graphics then?

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          • #6
            and what does that mean to the end user?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shmerl View Post
              Android just had to make a rift with normal Linux, that others are now trying to close. Worse than not using mainline graphics is using bionic instead of glibc. That's the nastiest issue.
              For what it's worth, Android's graphics stack was ahead of the curve on many things. Bionic also has considerable security and introspection benefits over glibc. I believe Bionic even has OpenBSD-style arc4random.

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              • #8
                glibc is just not a good libc for embedded and smaller systems. You can tell by how nobody is using it there.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by microcode View Post
                  I believe Bionic even has OpenBSD-style arc4random.
                  even? http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/numeric/random

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Zan Lynx View Post
                    glibc is just not a good libc for embedded and smaller systems
                    android does not run on smaller systems

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