[wayland] radeon r200 and "egl_dri2: add swrast" (mesa-from-git)?

Russell Shaw rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Fri Feb 18 06:29:52 PST 2011

On 18/02/11 03:31, Kristian Høgsberg wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:51 AM, Sedat Dilek<sedat.dilek at googlemail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried to jump on the Wayland train at the end of last year, but my
>> radeon r200 is/was not the ideal hardware platform.
>> Today, while checking mesa-from-git, I saw the commit "egl_dri2: add
>> swrast" [1].
>> I remember Chia-I Wu told me to wait for swrast EGL support.
>> Thus my question:
>> Do people like me have now a chance to see a ("stable") wayland (even
>> a demo) on their screens?
> I don't think swrast mesa is the right way to go for a un-accelerated
> Wayland server.  It is possible to do this with the shm buffer sharing
> and swrast, but a better approach is to not use GL at all if there's
> no acceleration available.  A cairo (or just pixman directly) based
> compositor could probably provide a pretty decent performance.
>> Next question:
>> (If Yes) What does the autogen/configure line have to look like?
> There are still missing pieces, it's not just a matter of configure
> mesa and wayland, sorry.

How do i get a linear frame buffer without needing cairo or openGL?

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