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Enabling llvmpipe in the mesa armhf packages

It appeared to me that the mesa packages currently shipping (at least in
Jessie) don't have llvmpipe enabled. It means that all armhf devices
that don't have free graphics acceleration (pretty much everything
except Adreno GPUs) are stuck with swrast, which has an incomplete GL
implementation, in addition to bad perfs.

It means, for instance, that gnome doesn't even run on those devices. On
the other hand, other distros such as Fedora ship mesa with llvmpipe
enabled on armhf, which allows running more desktop environments.

When the device is fast, it brings significant usability improvements.

Hence, I wonder why exactly is llvmpipe disabled on mesa armhf builds in
Debian (perhaps it was broken long ago?) and whether we could enable it

What do you think?

Paul Kocialkowski, Replicant developer

Replicant is a fully free Android distribution running on several
devices, a free software mobile operating system putting the emphasis on
freedom and privacy/security.

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