[maemo-developers] Wishlist (was:Re: N800 and USB host mode)

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Thu Mar 8 09:15:35 EET 2007

ext Simon Pickering wrote:
>>> Hitting the Wishlist is almost only a matter of writing down  
>>> a sensible rationale. You can do it.
>>> (..)
>>> I will put "USB host mode" in the Wishlist. I plan to 
>>> update the roadmap page on Fridays (if we have stuff to update).
> Wish #1:
> I'd like to request PowerVR chipset support (kernel driver, opengl and opensvg
> implementations).
> Rationale: 
> The reasons are mainly superficial, however these are valid when you consider
> that users will probably like flashy games and interfaces, and therefore more
> devices may be sold (it will also make developers happy to have more cool
> hardware to play with!).
> The GUI could take advantage of the snazzy 2/3D features and therefore look
> nicer as well as being faster, as could 3rd party applications. Things like
> translucency would be both pretty and useful (e.g. full screen keyboard - thanks
> Tak). There are many other features and applications that I'm sure people could
> come up with if they had the option to use it. Game playability (and/or the
> range of games) would be improved having the 3D acceleration, anti-aliasing,
> fog, etc., effects. 

Err.  Translucency means compositing and keeping the composited items in
memory.  Due to additional memory accesses needed for this, it would be
slower (and take more memory) regardless of how "accelerated" it would

You can see this even on Desktop, just ask how many gamers are happy
with integrated graphics cards which share memory with the rest of the
system instead of having (hundreds of megs) of their own memory in which
to store textures etc. and in where the operations can be done without
loading the memory bus of the rest of the system (downside is that all
this costs, adds to the computer power consumption & heating).  :-)

	- Eero

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