Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:56 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
X11, Window Managers "For two decades, X has been the foundation for Linux graphics. Ubuntu's decision late in 2010 to switch to Wayland shakes things up all the way to those roots. Just over a month ago, the official 1.0.0 release of Wayland appeared, as well as its associated Weston project. How will these milestones affect working GUI programmers? What will happen to all the existing toolkits - Qt, wxWindows, Tk, and others - on which so many graphical applications already depend?"
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RE[3]: fluid rendering
by snowbender on Wed 5th Dec 2012 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: fluid rendering"
snowbender
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2006-05-04

Many ARM GPUs have opensource driver, reverse-engineered driver, or at least an OpenGL ES2 interface.


Hmmm... which ARM GPUs have fully open source drivers.. since I don't know any...?

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RE[4]: fluid rendering
by Morgan on Wed 5th Dec 2012 20:13 in reply to "RE[3]: fluid rendering"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

You beat me to it. This is the sore spot with switching to ARM as a production platform, at least for me. There are fully open alternatives to ARM like the Loongson platform, but I don't know if the performance is up to par.

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