Xgl page - http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/Xgl
benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Feb 28 22:32:14 PST 2005
On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 00:52 -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Monday 28 February 2005 00:49, Rogelio Serrano wrote:
> > On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 00:41:30 -0500, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> wrote:
> > > Quite a bit of work stands between where we are now and being able to run
> > > Xgl standalone. The goal is to do this work in a vendor-neutral manner
> > > so that people will be able to run Xgl standalone no matter what their
> > > driver or video card. In particular DRI is not going to be a requirement
> > > here; it would be extremely foolish to require DRI, since at least two
> > > vendors have non-DRI GL stacks.
> > How do we do that? I think i have to start looking at nvidia binary
> > drivers and find out.
> We define a sensible API with the cooperation of nVidia and the other closed
> driver suppliers. They do read this list, you know.
That would be yet-another new "sensible" API ? We are trying to define
something around a common base that involves DRI and proper kernel
interfaces. Yet another API just for Xgl doesn't seem like a good
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