I wanted to summarize what happened with the OpenChrome Project at the end of 2017, but unfortunately, I did not have this blog (Brace Computer Laboratory blog) set up at the end of 2017. I guess I will go ahead and do a late year end review about 2 weeks behind schedule.
During 2017, the following major events happened with the OpenChrome Project.
- Release of OpenChrome DDX Version 0.6
- Made some progress on the upcoming OpenChrome DDX Version 0.7
- Succeeded in porting OpenChrome DRM to Linux 4.13 kernel
- Reviving the Development of OpenChrome presentation at XDC2017
Most of my development effort started to shift to OpenChrome DRM starting around July 2017. Since then, about 90% of my development time has gone into OpenChrome DRM development and most of the rest to OpenChrome DDX development. I also started to work on a generic DRM for other forgotten graphics devices I discussed during XDC2017 presentation (i.e., SiS, S3 Savage, Trident, Matrox G series, ATI Technologies RAGE 128, etc.), but that work has somewhat stalled towards end of the year.