Khronos group, OpenGL ES/miniglx/EGL?
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 06:54:00 PDT 2007
On 4/19/07, Solerman Kaplon <solerman at wonder.com.br> wrote:
> Dave Airlie escreveu:
> > There is lots of embedded X, what do you think the N800, back to the
> > Digital IPAQ are running?.. there is also the twin project which is
> > being used to do a bootloader which is an embedded windowing system...
> > Miniglx and EGL are the two project that are trying to do a HW
> > accelerated open source GL stack with out X, we don't have driver for
> > many cards that support these, and there is a lot of other work to be
> > done around card setup before this can happen. Miniglx is considered a
> > hack and *embedded* people use it where they know what graphics chip
> > they want to use...
> Not replying to you in particular, but one thought just crossed my mind:
> embedded hw will become powerful enough to run a full OpenGL stack
> before non-embedded start using EGL and similar wide-scale. It is just a
> matter of time, even if it not happening already (reminds me of iPhone
> which will in theory run OSX in full).
Part of the problem is that most of the popular embedded chips don't
have floating point so fall backs are hard.
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