[cairo] rookie question
kwangyul.seo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 08:45:13 PDT 2008
What is the current status of glucose? It is hard find information on
glucose. Is it still under development?
Kwang Yul Seo
On Wed, Feb 6, 2008 at 1:46 AM, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 03:45:26 -0800 (PST), abi wrote:
>> What is the difference between cairo , directfb , opengl ?
> I'm afraid that questions a bit too broad for me to attempt any answer
> here on the mailing list. Is there something more specific that you're
> looking to answer?
>> Where does the cairo fit in the x server system ?
> This one's easier to address. The most typical usage of cairo with the
> X Window System is that cairo provides an easy-to-use drawing API that
> gives the application access to the X Render extension. So an
> application that uses cairo_xlib_surface_create[*], will then be using
> X Render for all cairo drawing.
> And within the X server, the Render extension can be implemented with
> hardware acceleration. This can happen with EXA today, which provides
> driver hooks to accelerate Render. There's still ongoing work to
> improve the implementation of EXA-based drivers, (see the recent talk
> that Eric and I gave at linux.conf.au for example). And there are
> experimental efforts, (called glucose), to instead use OpenGL inside
> the X server to implement Render.
> I hope that helps a bit,
> [*] And a cairo-using GTK+ application targeting the X Window System
> counts here.
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