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Re: Qt with GLES on arm64 maintainer's decision - Was:: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64

On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 12:37:57PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> were in the week-end). I was aware of the discussion but did not
> had the time to chime in, yet I was the person who re-opened the bug
> #881333 in the first place.
> I also invited someone else who is working on a concrete project involving
> Kali Linux (Debian derivative) and off-the-shelf arm64 hardware available
> now but he also did not have the time to contribute to the discussion.

> Software can be fixed/improved to also work with OpenGL ES. However
> hardware, once bought, cannot be fixed to support Desktop OpenGL
> when it has been designed for OpenGL ES only.

Reading from #881333 you mean Gemini PDA. It comes with Mediatek X27,
featuring Mali-T880. The hardware is not OpenGL ES only .. the
propiertary driver is. Mesa-based panfrost driver should support both
OpenGL and OpenGL ES:


The open source driver is of course not ready... ...but neither is
Debian ES 2.0. In the long run, making the driver ready is time better
spent than time spent trying to make Debian more friendly to a class
of propiertary drivers.