Here’s a video of Mir powering a few different GPUs:
- Nexus 10 (ARM Mali T-604 GPU)
- Nexus 4 (Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU)
- Nexus 7 (2012) (Nvidia Tegra 3)
- Galaxy Nexus (PowerVR)
This is a pretty big milestone, as we’re now in a position where Mir works well with 4 big Android gpu vendors.
The only disclaimer on the video is that some of the code hasn’t trickled to the images yet, and the tablet support is still a work in progress. Onwards and upwards!
The process has been ongoing for more than a year but the Debian technical committee is about to select a candidate to recommend for its vacant seat. The Debian Project Leader will then (likely) appoint him (looks like it won’t be a women).
If you look at the current membership of the committee, you will see:
- Bdale Garbee: USA
- Russ Allbery: USA
- Don Armstrong: USA
- Andreas Barth: Germany
- Ian Jackson: United Kingdom
- Steve Langasek: USA
- Colin Watson: United Kingdom
That’s very Anglo-Saxon centric (6 out of 7 members). While I trust the current members and while I know that they are open-minded people, it still bothers me to see this important body with so few diversity.
Coming back to the choice at hand, Keith Packard is American and Philipp Kern is German. No new country in the mix. I can only hope that Philipp will be picked to bring some more balance in the body.