There is a lot of stuff going on lately that is not really driving an actual piece of hardware, right?
Umm. I no likey.
I'd rather see the real driver operating the very hardware completely. I mean, I can have modesetting with xf86-video-vesa. But to actually work with your hardware you need some 2d/3d acceleration. I hope this will also come along the pipeline.
Especially in the embedded sector it's still a real pain. All that imagination tech stuff... Last year TI people were having a lecture on Berlin Linux Days and they praised the great powers of their media platform ... until I asked them about all that img-tec chips used on these beagleboards and the driver problems.
I hate it when people try to sell me stuff that won't work in the end. I hope we won't have another VIA-like story again.
I wonder why big vendors (e.g. google with Android) is so lax with the driver issues.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!