The idea of making the MOKO tab
openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Thu Nov 10 11:44:00 CET 2011
On Thursday 10 November 2011, SZENTE Balint wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:19:23 +0530
> RANJAN <infibit at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 25$ Linux computer at the size of a USB Flash stick
> > http://www.raspberrypi.org/
> > http://www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/pcb1.jpg
> I am worried about the openness of this hardware. They say the
> following on their wiki:
> "* GPU core: [...] Raspberry Pi team are looking at how they can make
> some of the proprietary features available to application programmers
> * DSP core: There is a DSP, but there isn't currently a public API"
> So it is not quite a fully open platform. Sounds similar to the
> Freerunner's Glamo chip features.
>  <http://elinux.org/RaspberryPiBoard#Components>
That's about all you can expect with the current state of openness on embedded
GPUs. If you want acceleration you get a binary blob if you're lucky. Mostly
you're just SOL. There are hints that things are moving slowly towards more
openness, but that's about it. It's not much better with embedded DSPs, though
Ti seem to have a reasonably open interface.
Do you know of a better alternative?
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