gta02a5 prototype #30 brief review

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer mickey at
Wed Feb 27 12:59:22 CET 2008

On Tuesday 26 February 2008 22:02:10 Dodji Seketeli wrote:
> Hey Mickey,
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:41:03 +0100,
> Michael 'Mickey' Lauer <mickey at> wrote :
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > this is a short gta02a5 prototype #30 review. I want to run this
> > through you before adding stuff to the bugtracker since I'm not sure
> > which is hardware related and which is kernel related.
> Wow, thank you for doing this.
> > * xrandr -o 2 just crashes the X server, --output default --rotate
> > left does not work
> Hmmh, interesting. Now that I have a gta02a5 I will try it with a
> debug build and let you know. I am a bit stuck in my DMA jungle right
> now. In any case, filling a bug into the bugzilla would help. Thank
> you for spotting this.
> > * There's an interesting xglamo xrender performance problem vs.
> > software rendering. I'll post more details after running a benchmark.
> Xrender on xglamo is not accelerated yet so it is all done in software.
> I am not sure to understand what you mean by "software rendering" ?

This actually referres to the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries, which has 
different backends, among these a pure framebuffer one, a software-x11 one, 
and an xrender-x11 one. I was hoping using the Xrender backend instead of the 
software-x11 we could get improved performance.


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