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Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64


On 2018-11-27 02:46 +0000, Wookey wrote:

> >
> > Well, that's at very least an interesting data point. So yes, they exist, but 
> > they are new and expensive. Can I assume that this means most of our arm64 
> > users do not yet get to them?

> Not yet, no although I think you can just buy one (Gigabyte
> ThunderXstation) now. But Machiato-bin exists with working PCI and you
> can buy one
> (https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Marvell/MACCHIATOBin), and
> nvidia-based hardware is available and supports GL (Jetson TX1)
> (https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/NVIDIA/Jetson-TX1). There
> is more hardware coming which will support GL, so it is definately not
> as simple as 'available hardware is all GLES'. (Perhaps someone has
> made a list in this long thread).

I have previously compiled this excel sheet with data relevant to this thread:


Any feedback, correction and addition that could benefit this discussion would be appreciated.

> > > I recall Linaro doing some work on this back
> > > when it started (to make it easier to switch between GL and
> > > GLES). Possibly that work never actually got done, just talked out.
> > 
> > It would really help, indeed.
> OK. It seems that this project was started, but not completed due to a
> lack of interest at the time (2012) (people just started using GLES on
> dev boards/phones). It's here: https://code.launchpad.net/glproxy
> And here is the spec: https://wiki.linaro.org/WorkingGroups/Middleware/Graphics/Specs/1105/GLProxy

> Perhaps it is worth resurrecting this project if it would let us
> acheive the nirvana of runtime selection between GL and GLES, thus
> making everyone happy.

> Jammy Zhou <jammy.zhou@xxxxxxxxxx> cc:ed can say how much was/wasn't done.

That is extremely interesting, anything I can do to help?

> Wookey

Many thanks,