Glucose status/instructions request, (and notes on stale branches)

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at
Fri Oct 19 14:06:47 PDT 2007

On Friday, October 19, 2007 1:18 am Alan Hourihane wrote:
> You say above Jesse, that you are just thinking about the driver. So
> just merging the main glucose code into xserver master - you'd be
> happy with ?

I don't personally have any strong feelings there.  Of course it would 
be great if we could drop at least one of the other accel architectures 
in the server, too bad the drivers aren't ready for that.

> That would at least give me the option to use glucose in other
> drivers.
> It would also bring Xgl up-to-date too.
> > Any other ideas?  I'm just afraid of going any further down the
> > slippery slope of adding "just one more config option" to the
> > driver before it's ready or w/o removing others at the same time to
> > keep things simple.
> Mmm. It's not really a new option, we hook on the existing
> AccelMethod option. But I hasten to add that you added the FBC option
> recently :-)

Yeah but I really didn't want to.  :)  I'd much rather not merge code 
until it works, then just turn it on unconditionally unless it really 
screams out for an option (seems to me none of the options we have in 
the Intel driver should be necessary).  FBC seems to work well enough 
to remove the option now, but I'm not sure if Keith & Eric will let 


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