ARM as a primary architecture

drago01 drago01 at
Wed Mar 21 14:32:45 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 13:32 +0100, drago01 wrote:
>> Even though I disagree with Kevin that we should block on "does not
>> have 3D drivers" .. OpenGL is imo
>> even more important on ARM (non server systems) then on x86.
>> A tablet or smartphone without hardware accelerated rendering is just
>> useless (slow, short battery life).
>> But this should get better over time as more general purpose
>> distributions try to run on such devices.
> ITYM "as more people finally get around to reverse-engineering the
> hardware".  Honestly distributions have very little impact here.  They
> just increase demand.

Which is what I meant by that. There is basically zero demand right now.
The only devices that ship currently pretty much all run android which
has drivers (and does not care about open vs. closed).

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