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    Phoronix: Gallium3D Panfrost Driver Can Now Handle Running The GNOME Shell Desktop

    Considering how resource intensive modern Linux desktops are particularly on OpenGL for compositing, it's quite an achievement that the Panfrost open-source Gallium3D driver for Arm Mali Bifrost/Midgard hardware can now run the GNOME Shell...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ll-On-Panfrost

  • #2
    Good work! It's pretty exciting stuff to see desktop and mobile capabilities converge like this. It enables all sorts of interesting use cases.

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    • #3
      Wish there was a patreon for this effort by Alyssa and Collabora.

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      • #4
        Another big step towards inexpensive ARM laptops and handheld computers. Aren't we all tired of x86?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xfcemint View Post
          Another big step towards inexpensive ARM laptops and handheld computers. Aren't we all tired of x86?
          no we arent

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          • #6
            I'd love to know how KDE/Plasma runs in comparison too. Is it likely to have similar trouble?

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            • #7
              There is lots of really cool work going on with this - congrats!

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              • #8
                This is going to be huge with the upcoming release of the Pinebook Pro's. Should be able to run them fully libre, except for needing a wifi dongle with an atheros chip.

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                • #9
                  Well done Alyssa!

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                  • #10
                    Can't wait to see this code in Linux and Mesa release builds

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