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It's Becoming Easier To Write Linux DRM Drivers

While writing DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) drivers were once a rather daunting task and not really considered much by ARM/embedded developers, over the past few years DRM has evolved a lot as it's picked up new drivers -- especially for today's many ARM SoCs -- and its core infrastructure has improved with picking up many new helpers and other improvements that lower the barrier of entry for DRM development.

11 April 2017 - Lower Barrier - 5 Comments
VC4 Raspberry Pi Driver Working On DMA-BUF Fencing

Eric Anholt's work on the VC4 Raspberry Pi driver stack continues with his most recent activities being the start of DMA-BUF fencing support and continuing efforts around using the Meson build system in the X.Org world.

11 April 2017 - VC4 Fencing - 1 Comment
Linux 4.11-rc6 Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 4.11-rc6 as the latest weekly test version of what will officially become Linux 4.11 around the end of April.

9 April 2017 - Linux 4.11 - 12 Comments
Vega 10 & Other AMDGPU Updates Land In DRM-Next, 398k+ L.O.C.

As reported yesterday, the Radeon RX Vega AMDGPU code was staged for pulling into DRM-Next along with other features that amount to 398,656 lines of new code in the kernel. David Airlie has honored that pull request and that feature work is now residing in DRM-Next.

31 March 2017 - DRM-Next Linux 4.12 - 11 Comments

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