Hi Michael. You mentioned nouveau in this article. But have you read their FAQ entry on Tegras already?
Phoronix: A NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM/KMS Driver Tips Up
Besides a binary driver update from the GeForce/Quadro camp coming out today, a basic DRM/KMS driver for NVIDIA's ARM-based Tegra 2 SOC has appeared this morning...
That sounds quite different then the nVidia I know. Sure, it's a 3rd party doing the work. And yes it doesn't do 3D (yet?) But still, quite surprised never the less.
I do hope however that AMD releases a nice SoC in the future, arm based ideally using an older GPU of theirs which could be lower power, enough performing and maybe even (re-)use r300g, r600g drivers. Ahhh one can dream.
Michael, do you mean turns up?
It sounds like Nvidia is much more open to an open source driver on their Tegra line which doesn't have to share code with their Windows desktop driver. That's at least comforting, and may eventually give insights into the desktop hardware if they start to converge in design in the future (from the little bits they're fairly different in underlying architecture).
I think they're rather opening up things because a big corporate customer asked them to do so - this also seems to be the case from the article.
Are there any news on this? Any progress? What about Tegra3? Could nouveau be used for 3d or is stuff too different?