Linked by Adam S on Sat 25th Jun 2005 19:56 UTC, submitted by Diego Calleja
X11, Window Managers A new acceleration architecture is being ported from kdrive by some QT developers, which will make composition managers like xcompmgr really fast and able to do some of the "display tricks" MacOS X has been doing for awhile.
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What is it ?
by Triple T on Sat 25th Jun 2005 23:23 UTC

I don't get it, can someone explain it what is it and what will it replace ?
How is that related to , say,, Xrender, Cairo or all of these technologies ?
Is it a new Xserver with all of these included replacing ?
Will it really change soon anything in eye candy ?
Does it use OpenGL, hw accelerated or software only (Will it run with my laptop's video card which has no hw accelerated driver) ?
Is it specific to qt ?

Sorry and thanks a lot, I am completely lost and not very familiar with all of this.

Here is what I have understood for now: replacement based on tinyX specific to qt for now.
Work with non accelerated video card and drivers are easy to modify.
Transition between and Xgl.
Should bring nice eye candy right now.

So is it really great news or do I miss the point ?