[cairo] cairo with open GL backend

Alexandros Frantzis alexandros.frantzis at linaro.org
Fri Nov 19 04:48:19 PST 2010

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 06:04:05PM +0530, guhan senthilkumar wrote:
> Thanks a lot.Hey but what do you mean by "if your OpenGL is HW accelerated
> then the drawing will be too??" . I thought any rendering done by OpenGL is
> hardware accelerated. Is my assumption wrong??
> Thanks and Regards,
> Guhan.

The GL API is hardware accelerated only if there is driver support for
your GPU.

The GL API can also be implemented using software (CPU) only. For
example, the Mesa library does this when using the "software rasterizer".


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