[Xorg] Re: X on OpenGL

Michel Dänzer michel at daenzer.net
Wed Jul 14 01:39:40 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 14:48 -0400, Joe Krahn wrote:
> What is the purpose of wanting to use OpenGL as the Window renderer?
> Using OpenGL would require that X and OpenGL to render to a
> common back buffer, so the two methods of rendering can be used
> without conflicts. Maybe this is what OSX does? This would take
> some work to get the two synchronized, and maybe not really
> possible with closed-source OpenGL drivers.
> Otherwise, how can you mix OpenGL rendering and X efficiently?

That's a problem now, because the X server and GLX clients don't use the
same rendering mechanism. The idea is for the X server to use OpenGL for
all of its rendering as well.

Earthling Michel Dänzer      |     Debian (powerpc), X and DRI developer
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