Xgl timeframe?

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Sat Feb 11 22:59:05 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-02-11 at 14:14 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> THANK YOU!  Until we fix that, Windows users will consider Linux a joke.
> When I move a window why can't X simply remember what was behind it,
> rather than wasting my CPU redrawing the same goddamn bitmaps?

Hardly a specialist, but IIRC, I remember reading somewhere that all
that hard-core eye candy is really a test bed to debug an OpenGL
revamped X in view of significantly improving normal 2D performance (the
opengraphics project seems to back up this statement, on their site),
rather than raw eye candy. So, the better the eye-candy works, the
better the "normal" 2D desktop of the future will perform. So I say go
for it.
And now that all the eye candy is designed and working, would be a waste
not to offer it, for those who want it, if it can help marketing.
As long as we can easily switch it on/off at will, everyone gets what he
wants, either superb 2D performance, or an overdose of eye-candy.

If am talking rubbish, hopefully Daniel Stone is reading this and will
correct me ;-)

As for eye candy, actually I find that there is already too much of it.
The Tooltips and "Pre-light" features both drive me mad, yet there is no
switch to turn either of them off conveniently. 


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