ARM is now backing Panfrost Gallium3D as open-source Mali graphics driv
From OSnews@21:1/5 to All on Sat Sep 19 03:12:14 2020
Most information presented during the annual X.Org Developers'; Conference doesn';t tend to be very surprising or ushering in breaking news, but during today';s XDC2020 it was subtly dropped that Arm Holdings appears to now be backing the open-source
Panfrost Gallium3D driver.
Panfrost has been developed over the past several years as what began as a reverse-engineered effort by Alyssa Rosenzweig to support Arm Mali Bifrost and Midgard hardware. This driver had a slow start but Rosenzweig has been employed by Collabora for a
while now and they';ve been making steady progress on supporting newer Mali hardware and advancing the supported OpenGL / GLES capabilities of the driver.
This is a major departure from previous policy for ARM, since the company always shied away from open source efforts around its Mali GPUs.