Thank you for you explanations. I look very much forward to evaluating the Raspberry Pi computer as a platform for our computing curriculum and very much hope it will work out fine by the time the educational version will be buyable in larger quantities. For the suitability of the device in most of my courses, it would be awesome if the engineers involved in the following 2009 work very happy to share their experience with the community or were allowed and willing to donate some code.
"GPU-based X server on top of EGL and OpenVG"
Abstract from Dongkyun Jeong, Kamalneet, Namin Kim, Soochan Lim, ICCE, pp. 1-2, 2009 Digest of Technical Papers International Conference on Consumer Electronics, 2009
"Based on GUI desktop environment, running PC-class applications with rich user experience has become popular in mobile devices. A window system is an essential component of GUI desktop. As a window system for mobile devices, we implemented X server on top of EGL and OpenVG. GPU-based X server described in this paper may serve as a standard model of a window system in future mobile devices because graphics operations can be accelerated with less power consumption."
I didn't buy the article cited above, though, and thus can not comment on the achievement and its useability for the RPi computer. Also, I could not find any other projects attempting a GPU-based X server on top of EGL and OpenVG on the internet. Is anybody here on the forum familiar with the state and useability of the implementation cited above for the Raspberry Pi computer?
Anyway, it will probably be a lot quicker, easier, and could yield the desired and needed results for the educational end user experience with the Raspberry Pi computer much better [imho, hopefully, I'm too pessimistic here], if the foundation was raising money from the community to award a prize for a professional implementation of an accelerated software stack, since both the required skills and talent in X11, EGL and OpenVG seem to be in short supply.
What other (stalled) projects (that you are reffering to in your above post) do already exist? Is the foundation or the Fedora-Remix-Team at Seneca College already in touch with them? Any estimates on how many person years this would take a community based effort? Is this going to be a realistic project at all?
Thank you very much indeed for what everything you have achieved to this end.
Best regards and wishes, Peter