Quote Originally Posted by Linuxhippy View Post
Ironically Cairo was designed with hw acceleration in mind from the very beginning, as it was more or less designed to be the high-level interface for xrender.
By hw acceleration I mean decent hw acceleration solutions, xrender afaik was created out of desperation and is the lowest common denominator of the (extremely) crappy state of Linux graphics drivers years ago, which evolved as time went on and the graphics drivers became less crappy. I only consider decent hw acceleration DX and GL, or the video related ones - VDPAU and VA-API (and whatever M$ is using for video). I know you have a different opinion about xrender since you worked with it a lot (the Java XRender backend) and consider it a good hw acceleration solution.