[cairo] gallium surface still maintained ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Wed Aug 3 21:32:27 UTC 2016

On Wed, 3 Aug 2016 11:51:57 +0200, Guillermo Rodriguez wrote:

> 2016-08-03 11:33 GMT+02:00 Lawrence D'Oliveiro
> <ldo at geek-central.gen.nz>:
>> For comparison, Macintosh Color QuickDraw was capable of drawing
>> full-colour, full-screen graphics at interactive speeds on a 25MHz
>> Motorola 68040 processor in 1993--within the above limitations.
> So did the Commodore Amiga on a 7MHz Motorola 68000 CPU at 1987 :)

No it didn’t. The best it could manage was “HAM”, which was
sort-of-12-bits-per-pixel, with limitations.

When I said “full-colour”, I meant “24 bits per pixel”.

> Which suggests that there should be no need to go for a "less resource
> intensive" solution with today's CPUs.

QuickDraw was much less resource-intensive than Cairo. Also much less
sophisticated. Which is why I brought it up.

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