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    Default Hardware Independent X.Org Graphics Drivers

    Phoronix: Hardware Independent X.Org Graphics Drivers

    Aspirations towards hardware-independent accelerated X.Org graphics drivers were talked about at XDC2012...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4OTc

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    Default <sarcasm>Everyone loves a know it all </sarcasm>

    I've worked with people like Ian Romanick before. All rapped up in there own little world were they *think* they know best and wont even listen to other peoples views. Ian could have at least put his rant in question form instead of just hijacking the presentation. A closed mind is a dying mind.

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    My appologies its that was Keith Packard not Ian.

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    as i see Lucas was making a point about offloading 2D stuff to the gpu

    im by far no expert, but i have seen applications performing a lot worse when the console gets flooded

    if that offloading he was talking about works on text too, isnt that a win for the application that need the cpu time ?

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    So you push the hw deps into a library and use that as the basis for a driver...

    That's not a hw independent driver, that's middleware.

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    do the vesa drivers have KMS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoohoo View Post
    So you push the hw deps into a library and use that as the basis for a driver...

    That's not a hw independent driver, that's middleware.
    isn't that gallium then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timothyja View Post
    I've worked with people like Ian Romanick before. All rapped up in there own little world were they *think* they know best and wont even listen to other peoples views. Ian could have at least put his rant in question form instead of just hijacking the presentation. A closed mind is a dying mind.
    Maybe, but who is right?

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    Default Wayland

    What happens to hardware-independent X.Org graphics drivers, X.org acceleration, the Xorg state tracker and the XA state tracker with Wayland?
    When X.org runs on top of Wayland.

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    Is "offloading" of 2D graphics to GPU still really important, considering that everyone typically has from 2 to 8 CPU cores nowadays?

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