Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 16th Aug 2006 14:52 UTC, submitted by JoŽl Cornuz
X11, Window Managers Trolltech's Zack Rusin today introduced Glucose on Freedesktop Xorg mailing list. Glucose is a new "OpenGL based acceleration architecture" that "uses XGL code". It does not require any change on the drivers side, except a call to glucoseDriverInit.
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next "glue"
by mormon on Wed 16th Aug 2006 19:45 UTC
mormon
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2005-08-13

glue everything and you will get next abstract layer and bloated soft. i think the best way is revolution, new X server based on OpenGL. i don't understand what are AIGLX and this gluesmth for. why don't write new server and base it on Xgl? everyone is now teaching one thing "don't rewrite" but rewriting can give better ideas, optimizations and new view.

why has macosx working well composite engine even using VESA driver (tried with MacOSx86 - i know it's illegal, i don't have it installed know ;) ) and linux can't have? maybe it's caused by portability of xorg and support for ATI Mach64 (if someone wants use it, he will stay with xorg, not a problem). maybe it's time to create os specific X server which would perform the best.

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RE: next "glue"
by jaboua on Wed 16th Aug 2006 19:51 in reply to "next "glue""
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2005-09-08

"why don't write new server and base it on Xgl?"

AFAIK, XGL *IS* the new server...

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RE[2]: next "glue"
by mormon on Wed 16th Aug 2006 20:16 in reply to "RE: next "glue""
mormon Member since:
2005-08-13

but Xgl must use Xorg. i mean, making it work independent from Xorg.

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RE: next "glue"
by segedunum on Wed 16th Aug 2006 20:59 in reply to "next "glue""
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2005-07-06

why don't write new server and base it on Xgl?

The problem with XGL is that it is a new X server, and as Zack pointed out in his posting we already have an X server that works pretty well.

Given the state of hardware acceleration in Linux and the wide range of hardware, I've always thought that a solution would have to be sought based on the current X server. It looks as though with AIGLX and Glucose, people will be able to have their cake and eat it - if they want to.

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RE[2]: next "glue"
by mormon on Wed 16th Aug 2006 21:15 in reply to "RE: next "glue""
mormon Member since:
2005-08-13

OK, but current server performs not well. so maybe something should be changed, corrected. why can macosx perform so well, even without hardware acceleration (VESA driver)? i can't understand. i was shocked after macosx installation ;) .

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