The Freedreno open-source graphics driver project that's a clean-room reverse-engineered implementation of the Qualcomm Adreno graphics core on the company's ARM SoCs keeps reaching new milestones. While the driver is mostly just worked on by Rob Clark and without any support from Qualcomm, it's quickly becoming the flagship open-source ARM graphics driver for the Linux desktop.
Rob Clark provided today via his blog a Sunday status update on Freedreno. Last week I wrote about the Freedreno 1.0 X.Org driver, but that's not all out of this fully open-source ARM GPU driver that now boasts a mainline DRM kernel driver and Mesa Gallium3D driver:
- In Mesa 10.0 there is now emulated support for GL_QUAD and other desktop OpenGL primitives that aren't natively supported by the Adreno GLES-focused hardware. These changes allow GNOME Shell and Compiz to run on the Freedreno Gallium3D driver.