ARM as a primary architecture

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Wed Mar 21 15:24:04 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 14:31 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:28:10PM +0000, Peter Robinson wrote:
>> > What about all the other xorg-x11-drv* video cards, admittedly they're
>> > generally considered legacy but there are a lot that don't do 3D at
>> > all there.
>> Of the hardware still produced, they're either things Adam listed as
>> unsupported, don't have 3D engines or they're powervr.
> Oh, yeah, fair, I totally forgot to bitch about Poulsbo there.  Insert
> standard bitching about Poulsbo here.
> Of hardware not currently in production - where, again, we're talking
> about whether a 3D driver could usefully be written to enable
> gnome-shell on the hardware - it's still a remarkably short list.  Via
> did some DX8 parts, XGI before they went out of business, possibly a few
> SiS parts before they did the same.

Yea, I've even heard recent rumours of Via releasing their 3D specs
for an actual real open driver!

> I should emphasize that I don't think hardware 3D needs to be a blocker
> for a primary arch either.  My beef was just with the phrasing that
> implied that "only 3" GPUs was somehow inadequate.

Sorry, by "only 3" I meant 3 core GPU platforms ie ATI / Intel / nVidia.


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