Xgl/Xegl future?

Eric Anholt eta at lclark.edu
Wed Aug 24 09:57:19 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-08-24 at 17:57 +0200, Michael Pujos wrote:
>  I think most people under estimate the importance of a pure GL-based
> server like Xgl.
> It seems much more simple and *unified* to me than using OpenGL based
> rendering at the toolkit level. With Xgl you have only one rendering
> context for all the desktop and 2D apps and additional rendering context
> only for real OpenGL apps such as games.
> Here's some well known advantages
> - you have lightning fast double buffering

You alread have lightning fast double buffering.  Seriously.  Cards are
really good at copying memory.

> - Z-buffer take care of window ordering

Wouldn't be used.

Eric Anholt                                     eta at lclark.edu
http://people.freebsd.org/~anholt/              anholt at FreeBSD.org
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