xf86-video-intel 2.5 release planning
jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Thu Jul 31 13:38:20 PDT 2008
On Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:30 pm Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Jesse Barnes wrote:
> > Target highlights for this release include:
> > 1) usable EXA support
> > 6) removal of XAA code
> For me, even on the 2.4 series, EXA is still unusably slow on my i945
> and compositing. Perhaps I'm missing a setting. It's certainly better
> than before (it used to crash the server!), but I'm still a little
> concerned about removing XAA completely (main issue right now is
> scrolling, but I'll need to read Carl's blog and see what's what!)
> If EXA really, really does work and has no (massive) regressions on all
> hardware then great, but is it worth actually *removing* code in this
> release (i.e. will it hold back/delay other features?)
This is what I was hoping to hear. My threat to remove XAA may turn out to be
an idle one, but I hope to get people excited enough to flame me, report
problems, and hopefully fix them. ;)
Carl, any thoughts about the scrolling problem?
> In mdv packages we still defaulted to XAA for a lot of hardware and even
> if the 2.4, I'm not seeing enough evidence to make me want to change
> that just yet.
> Just some thoughts.
Yeah, thanks, this is just what I'm looking for.
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