Will the new OpenGL drivers ever be compatible, is it up to emulationstation devs? or will the emulators not work too? Does Pegasus-FE work with Opengl?
Most of the emulators (and Emulationstation) are using the - native - OpenGL ES stack available on RPI, which doesn't need an X.org and has direct hardware acceleration. IMHO there's little advantage in using OpenGL instead of the native stack, but I haven't run any benchmarks.
The downside of using the - new - OpenGL driver is that certain utilities that rely on the native driver (tvservice for instance) might not work and functionality that's right now included in RetroPie would not be available.
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