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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Re: KAA vs. Xgl
by Anonymous on Sun 26th Jun 2005 18:44 UTC

A little correction on acceleration: XAA and KAA both do _hardware_ acceleration - but only of 2D operations.

Thanks for the correction, I read up some more on this last night. These are definitely exciting times for X.

Xgl is an X server which does _all_ the rendering using OpenGL, so it's only an option if you have a driver for your graphics card that does OpenGL (3D) acceleration fast and stable. These drivers are the main stumbling block for Xgl

Is the eventual goal to move Xgl from kdrive/xserver into X.org?