[quote]Quote from johnbeetem on December 4, 2011, 23:02
1. No documentation about GPU internals or register interface is going to be published. Nada. Zip. None of the other SoCs publish this so it\'s unreasonable to expect Broadcom to.
Yet, that is... And for the time being, they\'re not in a position, right at this time, to realistically do so. Moreover, WE are not Broadcom\'s customers here. R-Pi, Roku and others are. I am surprised that this keeps coming up time and time again. The parties doing it aren\'t doing the FOSS community ANY favors by the way they\'re doing this- the industry does not work the way they think it does. All you\'re doing is raising your blood pressure and basically biting the hand that feeds you.
(It should be noted that there\'s a vendor that could
pretty much open up their tech data on their GPU- but they\'ve not had their customers ask for that and it\'s way low on their list of priorities (Obviously. However, they\'re in a bit of a unique position to do that very thing- can\'t say whom...but you might be able to guess, if you look at the whole GPU landscape, who that might be.) You know, if you\'re clever and could get their customers (again, you\'re not this vendor\'s customer...) to ask for this, you never know, might cause a landslide of openings...