Steven J Newbury
steve at snewbury.org.uk
Sat Jun 28 10:54:19 PDT 2008
On Sat, 2008-06-28 at 13:48 -0400, Will Dyson wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 3:05 AM, <CC.Fan at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I recently read about Xegl on Wikipedia and its freedesktop.org page.
> > As far as I know it would solve a lot of issues like: easier Video Driver
> > development, hardware acceleration without X, BSOD, VT-Switching (even with
> > hardware accelerated terminals) and so on.
> > But why is noone working on it? It's supposed to be the Future of X so why not
> > to start with the future now?
> In my understanding, there are really 2 good answers:
> 1. Picking the low hanging fruit of the current architecture is the
> best use of developer time right now. This would include implementing
> support for newer Radeon cards (based on recently released
> documentation). And getting the intel 965 performance problems worked
> 2. The infrastructure is actually being worked on, but it isn't
> terribly visible from the outside. For example, the in-kernel
> modesetting work is needed before one can seriously consider
> implementing EGL.
Actually, I'd say it's probably been largely superceded by
DRM modesetting + Gallium + xf86-video-modesetting
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