State of Linux graphics

Jim Gettys jg at
Thu Sep 1 13:31:04 PDT 2005


We have high confidence you'll remind us of this if it happens.

Be assured that some/many/most of us will also yell loudly if we see
brain-damaged proposals to add pixel shader programs to render (as an
				- Jim

On Thu, 2005-09-01 at 12:58 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 9/1/05, Brian Paul <brian.paul at> wrote:
> > > There are a few other OpenGL deficiencies, but isn't it best to get
> > > those into OpenGL rather than a whole separate rendering path?
> > 
> > I'm not certain I understand the question.  If you're saying we should
> > add additional features/extensions to OpenGL rather than persue EXA,
> > I'm of mixed opinion.  I'd like to see OpenGL become the universal
> > base layer, but I can't blame people for persuing EXA since it
> > provides good returns for relatively little effort.
> EXA is going to happen, too much is already invested in it. My fear is
> that the "good returns for relatively little effort" argument will be
> repeated over and over resulting in various other parts of the 3D
> hardware being exposed in the X server.

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