September 20, 2017
The 2017 X.Org Developer's Conference kicks off today in Mountain View, California, and along with Collaborans attending & presenting, we're delighted to announce the first ever Collabora XDC Happy Hour!
Robert Foss, who presented at last week's Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, will be providing a status update on drm_hwcomposer this Friday, September 22, at 10:30 PST. You can watch the live stream here.
Since last years presentation lot of progress has been made in the drm_hwcomposer ecosystem, and it is now getting close to being shipped in actual products. It has been successfully brought up on Freedreno and Etnaviv based platforms, and has seen attention from a wide array of vendors. Support for the HWC2 protocol was added as a product of Gustavo Padovan's fence work, which drm_hwcomposer was the first user of, and it is in the progress of being upstreamed. The HWC2 work has seen contributions from Zach Reizner, Sean Paul, Rob Clark, Kalyan Kondapally, Gustavo Padovan and myself. The bringup process has been relatively painless in terms of drm_hwc, but there is still work that needs to be done in terms of stability, ironing out some bugs, but also potentially increasing the feature set. Futher hardware bringup work is needed for much of the hardware that is supported by mesa, and good targets like the Raspberry Pi / VC4 are ripe for the picking. This talk aspires to raise awareness of drm_hwc and start a dialogue about the future it: Should drm_hwc be a part of Mesa? What is required of drm_hwc to viable for more platforms? What are the current maintainers, Google, planning for it? Is anyone working on bringing up more hardware?
Head over to the XDC 2017 website for the full program & links to the live streams for each day of presentations.
This year, we're very excited to be sponsoring the social event on the second night of the conference: the first ever Collabora Happy Hour at XDC! We invite all attendees to join us on Thursday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m. PST at Steins Beer Garden, where sliders, appetizers and drinks will be served!
See you in Mountain View!
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