[Xcb] double buffering

Jeremy A. Kolb jkolb at brandeis.edu
Mon Aug 21 11:09:22 PDT 2006

The double and multibuffer extensions have been deprecrated for a while so 
yeah... that's why we don't have them in XCB.


On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, Thomas Hunger wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a bit confused about double buffering in the new Xorg. 
> As I understand, the composite enabled servers will give me a drawable 
> which I can draw to. Then I "Damage" the drawable and it will be 
> composited onto the screen, making double buffering unnecessary?
> Is that the reason why there is no double buffering extension (dbe) in 
> XCB any more?
> If my X server does not have compositing enabled, how would I 
> implement double buffering in XCB? Using pixmap as a back buffer?
> rather confused thanks,
> Tom
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