[Xorg] Chromium vs GLX protocol

Keith Whitwell keith at tungstengraphics.com
Thu Jul 29 09:15:39 PDT 2004

Adam Jackson wrote:
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> On Thursday 29 July 2004 11:17, Alex Deucher wrote:
>>couldn't chromium be merged into xorg someday to provide multi-head
>>open GL in conjunction with dmx on the same box or different boxes?
>>Say you have two 3d cards each could be brought up as independant X
>>servers with their own instances of the DRI.  Then chromium and DMX
>>could provide the middle layer so that multi-card hw Open GL would
>>just work for a xinerama desktop.
> Heh.  It won't be hardware-accelerated until we ditch GLcore for *_dri.so in 
> the server.  DMX just uses whatever indirect rendering path the server 
> provides.  There's a reason this is on my todo list ;)

Chromium provides accelerated rendering over the network, but the current 
interfaces are designed to support all manner of complex setups and don't have 
the convenience of things like "DISPLAY=thathost:0 glxgears".


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