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    Default KDE 4.10 KWin To Properly Support AMD Catalyst

    Phoronix: KDE 4.10 KWin To Properly Support AMD Catalyst

    KWin, KDE's compositing window manager, will better play with the AMD Catalyst binary blob in the KDE 4.10 release by enabling direct rendering and the OpenGL 2.x back-end for those using the latest Catalyst driver...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE2OTI

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    Martin Gräßlin, Thomas Lübking, and the other KWin devs rock. No other window manager comes close.
    Nice to see that AMD got OpenGL 2 working so soon. ;-p

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    Direct rendering works only on KDE?

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    A few days ago there was a KDE review request submitted by AMD's Jammy Zhou for white-listing the AMD Catalyst driver for KWin direct rendering.
    Why a application needs review request to use direct rendering with fglrx?

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    2012 and AMD supports direct rendering.
    Haven't Nvidia supported direct rendering for years now?

    Either way, good to finally see it coming!

    By the way, does Kwin 4.10 work with Wayland?

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    times ago they talked about openGL 3/4 support, where is it now? isn't openGL 2 old too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    2012 and AMD supports direct rendering.
    Haven't Nvidia supported direct rendering for years now?

    Either way, good to finally see it coming!

    By the way, does Kwin 4.10 work with Wayland?
    AMD has already been supporting direct rendering, but KWin couldn't use it for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    By the way, does Kwin 4.10 work with Wayland?
    No and as long as Wayland itself is not actually working, there is no point it targeting it. KWin supports OpenGL ES2 which is the most important prerequisite for Wayland support. Now it’s the Wayland devs’ turn to get Wayland out of pre-alpha quality.

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