[Mesa-dev] How do I get start about gallium?

Awin Huang awin0628 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 22:36:14 PDT 2011

The spec of DTV SoC was release. I got the HW spec. And I found the design
was not consider about "shader".
Our HW architecture was a VG pipe line, almost like
Is this means that it is not make sense to write a Gallium driver for GL/VG
state tracker?

Corbin Simpson <mostawesomedude at gmail.com> 於 2011年4月19日上午2:17 寫道:

> When you write a Gallium driver, it can be used by any frontend, including
> GL, VG, GLES, etc. The only real hardware requirement is that the hardware
> is *shaderful*; it needs to support vertex and fragment shaders.
> Sending from a mobile, pardon the brevity. ~ C.
>   On Apr 18, 2011 7:11 AM, "Awin" <awin0628 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 於 2011/4/11 下午 11:23, Corbin Simpson 提到:
> >> On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:17 AM, Awin<awin0628 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> I need to write a OpenGL driver for my company's IC, and base on
> gallium,
> >>> how do I get start? Is there any document or sample code to reference?
> >> This is a remarkably candid question.
> >>
> >> In the Mesa tree, the Gallium headers (src/gallium/include/**/*.h)
> >> describe the objects Gallium passes around. There are also Sphinx docs
> >> (src/gallium/docs/) which probably haven't really been maintained in a
> >> bit, but it's nice to think that they are somewhat accurate.
> >>
> >> Gallium is laid out like this: There is a struct called Winsys which
> >> handles talking to your hardware backend (DRM, Windows kernel, etc.),
> >> a struct called Screen which helps to manage your GPU's information
> >> and resources, and a struct called Context which is, well, a rendering
> >> context.
> >>
> >> Which SoC is this? Do you have docs? Are you going to open-source any
> >> of your driver code?
> >>
> >> It's going to be a lot easier to answer your questions in realtime;
> >> there's an IRC channel on Freenode, #dri-devel, which is the general
> >> Gallium channel (among other things), and is a great place to ask
> >> questions.
> >>
> >> Hope this helps somewhat,
> >> ~ C.
> >>
> > Thanks for your reply,
> > The SoC is still on design, that's a DTV chip with OpenVG engine, and
> > some functions of OpenGL ES, that the reason I want to use gallium, I
> > just need to implement driver interface(which can accelerate by HW) for
> > OpenVG and OpenGL ES state tracker, and others use softpipe to draw. So
> > I can use full function of SoC on VG or GL ES, am I right?
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