Raspberry Pi VC4 Gallium3D Support Continues Marching Along
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 8 December 2015 at 02:24 PM EST. 9 Comments
MESA --
Beyond all the recent kernel work with landing the initial Raspberry Pi KMS driver for the Linux 4.4 kernel, Eric Anholt at Broadcom has remained busy in user-space too with more improvements to the VC4 Gallium3D driver.

The flow has continued to keep up on Eric's work for advancing the fully-open 3D driver stack for supporting the Raspberry Pi. Notable today with his latest work is landing a number of patches for implementing MSAA. If you are using the latest Mesa Git code, there's now working multi-sample anti-aliasing (MSAA) for these low-power, low-end ARM devices.

As can be seen from a quick Git search are plenty of other recent improvements too for this Gallium3D ARM driver. If you have the time on your hands and are interested in this driver that primarily benefits the Raspberry Pi, more of the latest VC4 patches can be found on the mailing list too.

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