Why care about indirect rendering ?

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Thu Sep 1 15:19:17 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 07:14:39PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-09-01 at 19:34 +0200, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> > So shouldn't the target be not exactly a X protocol->GL translation
> > but instead a libX11->some entry point in the DRI/Mesa chain? 
> X is a network protocol...

X uses a network protocol.  While I love the network transparency and
wouldn't lose it for anything it doesn't mean you want it when you're
local.  In fact you want as little as you reasonably can between the
application and the video card.  That's in part why I find this
indirect-rendering centered discussion so strange.


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