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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Ok I'm behind on all this
by Anonymous on Fri 15th Apr 2005 22:50 UTC

I thought going from Xfree to would be a performance increase. I don't really care about eye candy like shadows,transparency, but one thing I did want is vsync on the desktop, Does provide that?

And if one turns off the composite extension does bring anything to the table that xfree doesn't? Being from the point of view of an end user. And I use nvidia binaries btw, not sure how all that ties in, but I've read that you can't use RENDER and still have opengl available for games.

Just not sure what the current improvements/limitations brings to the table.