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Bug#640721: ITP: xf86-video-omap -- X.Org X server -- OMAP display driver

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sebastian Reichel <sre@debian.org>

* Package name    : xf86-video-omap
  Version         : 0.0.1~git20110717
  Upstream Author : Rob Clark <rob@ti.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/robclark/xf86-video-omap
* License         : MIT/X
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : X.Org X server -- OMAP display driver

This driver for the X.Org X server (see xserver-xorg for a further
description) provides support for OMAP2 and newer devices.

The code depends on omapdrm support in the kernel, which is not
yet mainline.

The driver is still experimental and needs a patched kernel, but
will probably take over omapfb in the long term. The advantages
over omapfb are:

 * kernel part supports KMS using GEM
 * X driver supports XRandR (no more sysfs magic!)
 * 2D EXA acceleration of future OMAP chips (current ones do
   not have a 2D accelerator)
 * optional 2D and 3D acceleration of current OMAP chips via
   non-free PVR libs
 * clean code strucutre

The kernel code is available from [0]. I plan to package it as
DKMS package until is merged into the mainline kernel.

[0] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2011-September/014087.html

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