About kdrive status

Liu Peng pengliu.mail at gmail.com
Wed May 11 20:17:50 PDT 2011

Thank you very much for your comments.
But very very sorry, I can't get your point, I'm a rookie...

Do you mean kdrive and x.org xserver can share the drivers? for
example, the fbdev driver?
With interest, I'm going to write some code based on kdrive, which
seems to be not actively developed, is my feeling true?


On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 3:56 AM, Jamey Sharp <jamey at minilop.net> wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 04:50:17PM +0800, Liu Peng wrote:
> > Ajax (Adam Jackson) mentioned that the drivers for kdrive were broken and in
> > every way inferior to the corresponding Xorg drivers.
> > http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2011-April/052821.html
> >
> > So, what's the status of kdrive, is it obsolete?
> As I recall, there's a consensus that the Xfbdev driver in kdrive is
> completely redundant with the X.Org fbdev driver, but the situation with
> Xephyr and Xfake is less clear.
> With the recent push of the X.Org nested driver, both the Xephyr and
> Xfake kdrive servers have counterparts in X.Org drivers. However, as far
> as I can tell, Xephyr and Xfake should work on Windows and Mac, and I'm
> told that X.Org currently doesn't. Also, the nested driver is not yet as
> functional or as efficient as Xephyr.
> For those reasons, I think Xephyr and Xfake will live a little longer,
> but personally I hope their days are numbered.
> Jamey

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