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drucer
October 18th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Check this out, they're working on a hardware accelerated X server! Pretty cool.

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software_2fXgl

Would love to test it right now even though it isn't even ready, but I better wait or I'll mess up my Ubuntu :)

GeneralZod
October 18th, 2005, 11:03 PM
It will be a long wait, sadly, as there is only one full-time developer (David Reveman, employed by Novell) working on it (the other - Jon Smirl, who was unpaid - quit a couple of months ago), and it is an immense undertaking.

Here's an interesting piece Jon wrote about the current state of Linux graphics, and what we can look forward to in the future:

http://dri.freedesktop.org/~jonsmirl/graphics.html