It seems they mainly care about gnome. I believed KDE and Gnome are treated equally, but now I see this is not true."Mesa is our most important upstream and KWin (together with Compiz and Mutter) are your most important downstreams." is not even close to be true. They're very important, but they're not even close to be the most important. Reality is that no one is getting paid to make sure KWin works on latest Mesa3D and that by itself makes it pretty insignificant. In fact there's very few people running KDE as their main DE at all here.
You gotta love the sense of entitlement within the KDE community.
The sole purpose of upstream is to cater to KDE and its Kitsch Window Manager. Every upstream commit, even if it consists only of white space fixes, must be tested to make sure it does not negatively affect KDE/KWin in any way. Those who do not abide or simply forget will have to face the wrath of angry KDE bloggers and KDE foot soldiers spewing their hate on various forums.
Reality check: In spite of what you may think, the world does not revolve around KDE. No really.
To asume that every person, every culture is equal is rather naive. Btw. the term equal does not value, people do.
@Important mesa users
Compositing is not really important, you can use most WM quite good without compositing. Actually Gnome 3.0 is the first major system to force compositing and is not really doing that ("old" mode).
So personally I can understand that compositing is not highest on the dev's list. If compositing does not work you can still use most desktops around.
@monraaf bla bla bla ... try better with flaming, you are too obvious and thus unfunny.
Your decision. Do you think this will affect the free drivers in any way? If you don't use free drivers you have no reason to whine about them breaking kde.
Ooooh, that's extremely interesting. According to Wikipedia OpenGL 2.0Originally Posted by bridgman
was released in 2004, and OpenGL 2.1 in 2006. R300s were released in
2002/2003, and a lot of R400s were released in 2004. R500s saw the light
of the day mainly in 2005/2006.
Are the OpenGL 2.1 features required by Kwin among those not fully
supported by hardware from these generations? Is that what's killing its
performance? If yes, what would be the possible workarounds?
Sure, not all cultures are equal. For instance, Germans are direct andOriginally Posted by mat69
speak the truth, whereas Turks are treacherous and keep themselves busy
beating up their wifes. Poles are better mannered, but have an annoying
tendency to steal your car. Japanese are very disciplined and never
complain. Sub-saharian africans love to dance all day (after all, they
have rythm in their blood). Italians cook well, too bad they're a bunch
of sexist pigs. See? It's all in the culture!