Phoronix: AMD's Open-Source RadeonSI Driver Sees New Patches
It's been one year since AMD introduced their Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" graphics cards, but the open-source RadeonSI Gallium3D driver for providing an open-source OpenGL driver for this latest-generation of AMD GPUs is still far from being in a readied state for AMD Linux customers...
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agd5f, isnt that counter-productive with Wayland coming (hopefully) soon? GLX is X-specific isnt it? I was under the impression that to go from X + mesa to Wayland + mesa just needed a recompile with the appropriate configure flag (source: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/m...yland/PKGBUILD)On 01/11/2013 09:53 PM, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Don, 2012-11-29 at 11:19 +0800, Zhigang Gong wrote:
>> Junyan has been working on that and got some progress. The major work is in
>> Xserver side. We decide to use glx(xserver side) to create glamor's context
>> and don't rely on egl thus we can avoid the conflict with glx's dri loader
>> and the egl's. Junyan, do you have any update currently? When will you
>> submit your patchset to xserver?
If the RadeonSI driver depends on GLX, wont it need to be patched to work on Wayland vs X respectively?
Or am I reading too far into this and misunderstanding the message?
From what I've learned by building the components myself (for r600), it's like this:
R600/SI depend on xf86-video-ati or xf86-video-modesetting as their DDX. xf86-video-ati depends on glamor. glamor depends on glx (or egl?).
If you're using wayland, you'll do:
R600/SI use Mesa to provide the EGL runtime. EGL is used by Wayland to render. No DDX/glamor required.