Re: Nexus 7
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On 07/03/2012 03:32 PM, Peter Robinson wrote:
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:I know we don't support tablets. That's been pretty comprehensively covered on the list already, eg: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/arm/2012-April/003107.htmlActually that doesn't state we don't comprehensively want to support tablets, it states at the moment it's hard to support tablets. I would love to be able to support tablets and the touch stuff is improving all the time, like with F-17 we actually now have the underlying support for multitouch, now if only we had some even half decent X drivers we'd be well on the way there. There's even people working on the gnome touch stuff on ARM so it should improve even more in the F-18 cycle!But! Suddenly a tablet appears which is both much cheaper and (in some respects) far more powerful than the Trim Slices and BeagleBoards that we do support. Is it possible to support Tegra2/3 tablets, at least in a headless configuration until there are graphics drivers?It's possible if the relevant kernel code is upstream. I've got one on order with the intention of looking at what would be required to make it work and to hack around with it. With 3.4 the beginnings of the tegra30 support started to appear. I'm hoping google is a lot better at pushing it upstream than say Toshiba with the AC100.
This is another part that is really perverse - it shouldn't be Google/Toshiba pushing Tegra support upstream, it should be Nvidia.
I'm also looking at the asus TF series as they have real keyboards as well to see what's required to support them, with luck being manufactured by the same company as the Nexus 7 and the same underlying SoC we might be able to get a whole group of devices in a single swing :-)
We can but hope. Gordan _______________________________________________ arm mailing list arm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/arm