[Spice-devel] gl_canvas.c...

Marc-André Lureau marcandre.lureau at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 02:27:55 PST 2012

Hi Brian,

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 11:25 AM, Alon Levy <alevy at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 12:33:03AM -0600, Brian Vetter wrote:
>> I'm new to Spice and have been looking over the spice_gtk sources, trying to piece together all that is there. I saw that in the common directory, there are a collection of gl*.[ch] files look to be opengl client rendering services, presumably used instead of the sw*[ch] and Windows gdi files. However, I didn't see any options for building the client to use this opengl option.
>> So are the gl* files remnants of an experiment or old code that is dormant/to be cut, or is it experimental code for some future version of spice-gtk? Anyone care to share the history lesson there (or the future plans)?
> Historical, used at some point, performance wasn't better then gdi/cairo
> (I'm not saying it from memory, just parroting what I heard).

We would greatly appreciate patches to enable those backend again in spice-gtk.

Marc-André Lureau

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