Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 18:00 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Jerome 'Korli' Duval has adapted Haiku's MESA-based OpenGL subsystem to an addon format, allowing renderers to be plugged in, with the first one being a MESA software renderer. This system will allow hardware 3D renderering drivers, such as Rudolf's one when adapted, to plug in without requiring specialised libGL.so's for every card. This extends the common BeOS concept of modularity even further, and is somewhat similar to how Be's OpenGL beta worked - each graphics card acquired a third, .3da driver, to add to the kernel and .accelerant drivers.
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RE: Explain to me
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 21:35 UTC in reply to "Explain to me"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Vista is around the corner, XGL is stabilizing, and OSX has their hardware-assisted compositing. Where does this leave these other guys?

With all the fancy-smanchy xglopengl3dfxatiradeonnvidia desktops of X/Vista/OSX, none have ever even been able to come remotely close to the UI responsiveness BeOS exhibited.

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RE[2]: Explain to me
by Lambda on Sun 10th Sep 2006 21:44 in reply to "RE: Explain to me"
Lambda Member since:
2006-07-28

With all the fancy-smanchy xglopengl3dfxatiradeonnvidia desktops of X/Vista/OSX, none have ever even been able to come remotely close to the UI responsiveness BeOS exhibited.

And Haiku isn't BeOS and this isn't 1998. Fanboy nostalgia? Still doesn't answer the question.

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RE[2]: Explain to me
by jemerson on Tue 12th Sep 2006 08:54 in reply to "RE: Explain to me"
jemerson Member since:
2006-09-02

With all the fancy-smanchy xglopengl3dfxatiradeonnvidia desktops of X/Vista/OSX, none have ever even been able to come remotely close to the UI responsiveness BeOS exhibited.

I almost hate to say it, being a bit of a Be fanboy. But linux with xgl/compiz feels as fast or faster than my BeOS install, and definitly faster than my haiku installation. And firefox flied on xgl compared to either BeOS or Haiku.

I love the idea of Haiku, but it seems more and more to be associated with strawman attacks against other operating systems, rather than actually standing by anything in itself.

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