otaylor at redhat.com
Fri Feb 25 20:56:46 PST 2005
> Thank you for the info.
> Would it be helpful to anyone if I provided some benchmarks of render vs
> imlib2 without hardware render acceleration?
> I would also love to help fix the situation. I am solid with C, and I
> know a bit of x86 assembly. However, I'm lacking an understanding of low
> level graphics. How could I go learning about that topic?
I think most people just pick it up by diving in; certainly that's how
I've learned about it mostly so I don't have a lot of good references.
It's worth reading the original Porter Duff paper a few times if you
want to work on the RENDER code:
The RENDER spec itself is useful:
Though fairly terse.
The classic book on image scaling and warping is George Wolberg's
But there is a fair bit of theory to wade through in that for only
a small amount of immediately useful information to the subject at
The "Graphics Gems" series isn't a bad way to learn about the tricks
of the graphics trade in general, but the relevant fraction is again
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