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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Open source driver, Xgl, EXA, XCB a bright futur :)
by Anonymous on Sun 26th Jun 2005 13:14 UTC

There is an open source OpengGL(Mesa/DRI) driver for new radeon (from 9500 up to x800) right now you could play quake or others games with it. Thus the situation for open source driver isn't so bad, at least for ati card. Thus Xgl could be accelerated on many card all ati, intel graphics chipset, unichrome...

NVidia will be the only major player to only have closed driver, and don't say they can't release their sources because they can at least release their specifications.

Anyway this EXA stuff can be the next default things in few month...Maybe Xorg 7.1 as Xorg 7.0 features are freezed. Next XCB will improve others things.

To people who complains about the web site, i would just say that i prefer seeing xorg people coding than doing fancy web site saying that they will improve the future and change the world ;) Moreover their website is a wiki thus everyone even non dev can improve it. So if you don't like it do something for it...