Questions !

John Tapsell johnflux at
Fri Nov 28 01:07:38 PST 2008

2008/11/28 My Own Linux <myown.linux at>:
> Thanks !
> One more question : How does Xlib handle the drawing of points, lines,
> rectangle ? Does it use any library like GD Graphics Library or it
> does it on its own ?

The video driver for your video card is given an opportunity to draw
it.  It the video driver decides to not draw it, then it falls back to
being drawn in software.  Xorg is currently moving to using the
'pixman' library to do all the software rendering.


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