Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4913 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
Basically, yeah, that about sums it up.
Without full documentation of the decoding hardware we have to rely on porting an existing solution, or use the cpu.
The Pi has one of the few fully documented gpus used on an ARM cpu.
Android and proprietary Linux drivers on other systems rely on code provided by the hardware manufacturers.
Same with Windows and MacOS.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"