Xgl/Xegl future?

Christian Parpart trapni at gentoo.org
Mon Aug 22 03:39:02 PDT 2005

On Sunday 21 August 2005 21:53, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> > hmm... interesting... have you any references on what you say? I mean,
> > URLs pointing to such software you're talking about?
> 1.) The cairo-opengl backend called glitz, since GTK-2.8 is almost
> fully based on Cairo its possible to run GTK on top of OpenGL:
> http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/glitz

errr... glitz.. of course, I should have remembered this.

> 3.) Arthur (the paint engine of QT4) :
> http://lists.trolltech.com/qt4-preview-feedback/2004-07/msg00048.html

Ah, oh, really? That sounds cool anyway :)

> So in fact many toolkits at least provide an additional OpenGL backend
> for things RENDER could be used. They are just forced to provide OGL
> backends too since uses want shiny effects and RENDER support is quite
> bad in overall.

So the toolkits are just *working around* that missing feature anyway, right?

Well... I suppose that this will change as sonn as something like X[e]gl will 
be out for the broad band ;)

Christian Parpart.

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