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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#571 new enhancement

Driver for Broadcom VideoCore IV (Raspberry Pi) — at Initial Version

Reported by: Vojtech Horky Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: helenos/drv/other Version: mainline
Keywords: gsoc14, gsoc15, gsoc16, gsoc17, gsoc18 Cc:
Blocker for: Depends on:
See also: #523

Description

Implement a driver for the graphics unit in Raspberry Pi pluggable into the HelenOS graphics stack.

Details
HelenOS can boot on Raspberry Pi but output is currently limited to serial only.

Implement a driver for a the VideoCore? chip that would be pluggable to the graphics stack and to the driver framework used in HelenOS and would allow to use the HDMI output of Raspberry Pi.
What Gains and Benefits will this bring?
Currently HelenOS does not provide any form of graphical output when running on Raspberry Pi. Adding support for graphical output would improve the experience when using HelenOS on this platform.
Difficulty
Medium
Required skills
A successful applicant will have good skills of programming in the C language and the ability to survive in a non-standard non-POSIX environment. Previous experience with driver or graphics stack implementation would be beneficial.
Documentation
Possible mentors
HelenOS Core Team

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