Well since the last news post, I've noticed the following on the kernel mailing list:
Now I don't know what DRI3 is or exactly how this fits together, but releases from someone with a TI email address we can probably use is usually good news.
Thank you very much for telling us.
Well, it is quite over my head but I read this and start hoping people which use exclusively free software might eventually get 2D acceleration from GC320 (I thought etnaviv would be adapted, but maybe this is another way), even if 3D accel is not used (for my use cases that might just give good fucntionality/battery life if the 3D GPU can be made to not use power).
That said, I think there's still value in a separate X driver that uses
GC320 for 2D and SGX for 3D. I have no numbers, but I would expect that
combination to give much more performance than Glamor.
In fact it seems what I mean would be just
It's just that I learnt about its existence through a convoluted way