[cairo] rookie question

KwangYul Seo kwangyul.seo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 08:45:13 PDT 2008

Hi, Carl.

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,
> -Carl
> [*] And a cairo-using GTK+ application targeting the X Window System
> counts here.
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