[meta-freescale] Qt5 with OpenGL support on i.MX5
otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br
Thu Jul 6 09:53:27 PDT 2017
On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 12:06 PM, Sergio Prado
<sergio.prado at e-labworks.com> wrote:
> 2017-07-06 11:43 GMT-03:00 Otavio Salvador
> <otavio.salvador at ossystems.com.br>:
>> On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Sergio Prado
>> <sergio.prado at e-labworks.com> wrote:
>> > Is it possible to build an image with Qt5 and OpenGL support for i.MX5
>> > processors?
>> > I could only find the recipes for i.MX6 support at
>> > recipes-graphics/imx-gpu-viv/.
>> Technically yes however the i.MX5 GPU support has been removed long
>> time ago. IIRC the last version supporting it was Fido.
> Thanks Otavio. I'll try a fido build and see how it goes. Is there a reason
> why it was removed?
Yes. It is documented on the commit log as follows:
Author: Otavio Salvador <otavio at ossystems.com.br>
Date: Wed Aug 5 08:50:26 2015 -0300
Drop Freescale official Linux kernel for i.MX23, i.MX28 and i.MX5
The Linux kernel provided by Freescale for i.MX28 and i.MX5 is too
(188.8.131.52) and there are no plans to upgrade it, as the OE-Core is
going to use GCC 5.2 as default compiler soon and it is not
to compile this kernel with the new toolchain, thus the removal.
The metadata related to the i.MX23, i.MX28 and i.MX5 SoC family,
is dependent of this Linux kernel support, has been removed in
commit so if someone ever wants to bring it back it is easy to
out all the necessary changes. The recipes affected are:
Signed-off-by: Otavio Salvador <otavio at ossystems.com.br>
Acked-by: Daiane Angolini <daiane.angolini at freescale.com>
As mentioned on the commit log, it is easy to bring its support back
as far someone gets a working kernel with current toolchain /or/ adds
support for mainline GPU. I think there were some work on this regard
in past but I am not aware of how good is it. If you find someone
please let us know.
Otavio Salvador O.S. Systems
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