Indirect Rendering in Xserver 1.4

Tomas Carnecky tom at
Tue Jun 10 16:55:53 PDT 2008

Mohan Parthasarathy wrote:
> Hi,
> I can see that the X server 1.4 borrows code from  Mesa when it comes to 
> swrast, vbo etc. I have two questions regarding
> this.
> 1) I don't see the code being used by Xserver. Is that right ? Is the 
> plan to include it in the next version ?

It is my understanding that the the xserver, when using AIGLX, uses the 
same libraries as clients (DRI drivers etc.). Recently mesa code was 
actually taken out of the xserver so that the xserver doesn't depend on 

> 2) Does the indirect rendering ever use the hardware acceleration ? I 
> guess not. Is there a plan for this ?

It does that already.


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