Linked by Diego Calleja on Fri 15th Apr 2005 20:49 UTC
X11, Window Managers Some Trolltech programmers are doing some optimization work in the RENDER extension. RENDER has been used with COMPOSITE to make "transparency" and "shadow" effects, and its slowness has stopped it from being widely adopted. Hopefully, this optimization work will make things better, although it's not clear in the email if this addresses the "XAA sucks, someone needs to take KAA to" problem which is often said to be the real problem of render slowness. RENDER is also often used to do more things, like AA fonts, so this will be good for X desktop in general.
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Yay =)
by Mike on Fri 15th Apr 2005 21:57 UTC

I always get excited when I hear about aggressive X-related developments; hell, ANY tinkering on X catches my attention. After years and years of virtually stagnant xfree development, fervent discussions like these keeps my hopes high for the future of the free *NIX desktops.