[Pixman] [PATCH 0/3] Some clean-ups of the test directory

Soeren Sandmann sandmann at cs.au.dk
Tue Feb 22 04:22:16 PST 2011

Siarhei Siamashka <siarhei.siamashka at gmail.com> writes:

> On Thursday 10 February 2011 20:22:38 Søren Sandmann wrote:
> > The following patches add a new directory "demos" and move all the
> > GTK+ based test programs there. This allows the Makefiles in both test
> > and demos to become much simpler with less redundancy.
> > 
> > I'm not particularly happy about the "demos" name since the GTK+ tests
> > aren't really demos, but I can't think of anything better. Suggestions
> > are appreciated.
> It's a bit late comment, but eventually adding some real demo(s) which
> would display some nice looking animation and scare the users with huge
> FPS might be a good idea :)
Yes, I think various types of real demos would be a good idea, both
showing off performance and features. 

There is this branch:


which makes the composite-test a little more interesting to look at,
and shows better how the compositing operators work. Screenshot:


> Well, that is if pixman actually needs any kind of such "marketing"
> stuff.

I have always thought that pixman should eventually be used in more
places than just the X server and cairo. For example, some features
that have been proposed, such as a floating point pipeline, a JIT
compiler and a shader language API, would let pixman serve the same
role as Core Image does on Mac OS X. And to get people to use it,
demos and other types of marketing would be useful, including getting
a website and a logo.


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