Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Feb 2012 09:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This morning, I experienced the nerd equivalent of a Black Friday $50 iPad sale. At 07:00 CET, the first batch of the much-anticipated Raspberry Pi went on sale, and while Raspberry Pi itself was very properly prepared, the two large international retailers actually selling the device weren't - despite warnings from Raspberry Pi about the enormous amount of traffic that would come their way, the two sites crumbled to dust within seconds. There's good news too - the cheaper model A has seen its RAM doubled at no additional cost.
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RE[2]: some details I learnt today
by renox on Thu 1st Mar 2012 16:38 UTC in reply to "RE: some details I learnt today"
renox
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I hope Broadcom is paying attention and really does plan on opening up the video drivers.
Uh?
1) people are buying the product without an open driver, why do you think that this encourage Broadcom to open the driver?
That's wishful thinking not logic.

2) I've never seen any hint that Broadcom has a plan on opening the video drivers, just that someone is working on reverse engineering the driver for the GPU.
But given that for AMD and NVidia, the opensource drivers provides only modesetting, some 3D acceleration and (AFAIK) no video acceleration, I wouldn't expect much for the Mali video drivers.

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