The beagleboard is not headless. It even features dvi. The only thing the beagleboard lacks is network.
And OpenGLes 2.0 rocks on the beagleboard. Yes it does that via an propiarity closed source driver, but is that bad? ... i dont mind ... as long as its api is open.
So trying the linaro alpha 2 is now on my to try list for the beagleboard.
The Linaro builds are headless :)
You get a compiler toolchain, which is.. wicked awesome, I guess.
They're not really demonstrating the things that Linaro can really push which is integrating all those proprietary closed source drivers and weird non-mainlined utility libraries into the Linux builds, packaging and so on, so that it all works out of the box.
For a toolchain on a console though it's a good start. Maybe people will finally quit using Codesourcery compilers from 2008.. :D
Matt Sealey, Genesi USA Inc.
Product Development Analyst