[cairo] gallium surface still maintained ?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Fri Aug 5 02:06:52 UTC 2016

On Thu, 4 Aug 2016 11:05:30 +0200, Guillermo Rodriguez wrote:

> My point was that if QuickDraw could do that on a 25MHz
> Motorola 68040, then there's no reason why Cairo shouldn't work just
> fine with today's embedded CPUs (especially if hardware floating
> point is available), even if a GPU is not available/not usable.

Given the experience that Enrico Weigelt is reporting, I’m not so sure.

> Sure, Cairo is more sophisticated, but the hardware is much more
> powerful also.

CPUs haven’t been getting more powerful for a long time. There’s a
reason why we try to use GPUs and multithreading more and more nowadays.

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