EXA and MigrationHeuristic

Juliusz Chroboczek Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Thu May 29 11:14:58 PDT 2008

>> Without this heuristic firefox 3 is so slow on unaccelerated drivers
>>  any normal user will just dump his video card or Linux (page load
>>  times measured in seconds with CPU pegged at 100% and not every user
>>  has multicore hardware). So keeping the current default won't win you
>>  anything except lost users. It's not bad it's catastrophic

> If no one works on fixing these issues, EXA will never be usable, and
> we'll never have hardware accelerated fonts, rotation, scaling... This
> is the reason nouveau only has EXA for example, we're not interested
> in fixing old technology.

We are all in favour of developing EXA, and nobody here is arguing for
reviving XAA.

What we are complaining about is the fact that the default configura-
tion of EXA is next to unusable.  Shipping EXA in a useful default
configuration has nothing to do with fixing old technology.


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