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Thread: An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver

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    Default An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver

    Phoronix: An Open-Source, Reverse-Engineered Mali GPU Driver

    There is some exciting news to break today on Phoronix... Coming up at FOSDEM (the Free Open-Source Developers' European Meeting in Brussels) will be the formal announcement of an open-source, reverse-engineered graphics driver for the ARM Mali graphics processor. OpenGL ES triangles are in action on open-source code. Will this be the start of fully open-source ARM graphics drivers for Android and Linux?

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=16971

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    good news.. this FOSDEM will be epic

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    Hopefully this work spurs someone to do the same thing for the PowerVR GPUs (which are used in far more devices than the ARM Mali GPUs)

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    Hmm... if this work gets properly mainlined into Mesa it would certainly make ARM more attractive.

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    Awesome! If the developers need any beta testers, I have a working MIPS system with a MALI 200/400 in it.

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    ARM already give the DRI part with Apache and MIT licenses, this is far better than PowerVR (used in some Intel CPU too) :

    http://www.malideveloper.com/develop...ay-drivers.php

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