SMedia 3362 (Again... sorry)
Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
raster at openmoko.org
Sun Oct 28 10:47:14 CET 2007
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:13:58 +0100 <thomas.cooksey at bt.com> babbled:
> In a previous e-mail it was confirmed that the driver for the SMedia
> accelerator found in the GTA02 will take the form of a KDrive driver.
> Given that the chip is OpenGL ES 1.2 compliant and the SMedia datasheet
> (At least for the 3370, no datasheet for the 3362) claim "Embedded
> Linux" software support, are we likely to see an OpenGL ES library for
> the GTA02? I realise OpenMoko is about open source, but if a closed
> source library is available, surely that's better than nothing, at least
> until open source drivers/libraries can be written?
well i'e been reading the spec docs for the 3362 - right now given timeframes,
you will get a 2d accelerated xserver. opengl is not a high priority because we
basically don't have a lot of time and resources to do it. unfortunately we are
the only ones who can do it. so you will just have to live without and you may
be lucky at a future point to get some opengl drivers - but do not count on it.
> I think OpenGL ES support for the neo would be fantastic - The
> hardware's there, why not use it? Writing some clutter
> (http://www.clutter-project.org) based applications would be great fun!
right now we are a bit more concerned about getting xrender support better for
other reasons that are more important for the normal 2d apps. the 3d chip does
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