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Re: xfree

On Tue, Jan 11, 2000 at 10:30:43AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 02:10:55PM -0800, hughc wrote:
> > > Is the accelerated XFree86 not available for Debian?  On my "Bronze" powerbook, X speed seems to be similar for the two of them...
> > 
> > the accelerated fbdev Xserver is accelerated for mach64, permedia2, imstt, and
> > some other chips. the ct65550 is not one of them. But then it is only a
> > question of having the docs, or searching a little in the XSVGA source, and
> > adding the correct accel hooks. It is rather simple to implement, so people
> > complaining about it better should write the accels themselves.
> Right.
> > Geert, what do you think about adding a 'skeleton' accel stuff, that you can
> > copy and begin writting a new chipset accel ? Something similar than what i
> > did for the pm2 driver at the begining, and that just outputs a comment when
> > some specific accel hook is used. 
> This is for 3.3.x?

Yes, ...

> It could be useful, depending on the chipset/driver you're working on. Note
> that for the Mach64 driver, very little had to be changed. I suggest people to
> take a look at the differences between the xfree86 and xfree68 directory.

Actually, i was talking about just providing the setup necessary for handling
accels, not the accel stuff themself. Just the _init functions and such. This
way maybe people will no more feel too afraid to work on it.

> I'm also a bit afraid of encouraging people to work on 3.3.x. 4.x (now 3.9.x)
> is the future!

Sure, ...

But you told me this same thing one year ago, ...
Since then there as been 3 3.3.x releases and 3.9.x don't even build on ppc i
heard. Not that i tried it myself, since i lack disk space for it right now.

Also, I think playing with 3.3.x can be a good learning experience, before
switching over to 3.9.X, and so i can tell people complaining about the
unaccelerated Fbdev Xserver, to wait for 3.9.x, or to implement it themselves.

BTW, do you know if the FB vs. CFB speed thread from xfree-devel is fbdev
related ? or is it some other stuff ? I hear it was developped on mips
originally ?



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