[ACTIVITY] Graphics WG status report - wk33.2011 (20110815-20110819)

Jesse Barker jesse.barker at linaro.org
Tue Aug 23 22:57:04 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Christian Robottom Reis
<kiko at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 01:07:07AM +0300, Ilias Biris wrote:
>> How can we get consistent vendor support to get 3d acceleration working
>> for the Linaro officially supported platforms? If we are targeting last
>> version Ubuntu-based evaluation builds and some of the code we work on
>> (and goes upstream) is going through a transition (like unity/nux have
>> moved on to oneiric now) then we may be unable to provide meaningful
>> releases for the components in question. The real issue we have in GWG
>> is 3d acceleration driver support for the next version of ubuntu - we
>> don't have any at the moment (AFAIK) for oneiric
> AIUI this is something which all vendors struggle with, but at least for
> the OMAP4 we should be in reasonably good shape as TI are committed to
> providing the necessary binaries for Oneiric. I raised this with Ricardo
> and he was confident it would be okay, so I'm surprised to still see
> this in the report.

The point is that we _really_ need to have all of our member hardware
fully enabled.  For all of our evaluation builds.  This is a huge pain
point for the graphics working group.  That's why it is in the report.

Not everyone involved with Unity/Nux/Compiz has a working pandaboard.
Not everyone working on other projects has a working pandaboard.  For
some projects (e.g., cairo-gles), OMAP4 doesn't support all of the
functionality involved, so even a working pandaboard is of limited

> I also don't quite understand why the updated Unity/Nux packages
> wouldn't Just Work if installed on Natty -- is the issue that they
> require updated X11 and Mesa?

I believe that some of the plugin-related interfaces are different and
mixing and matching isn't possible (Travis?).


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