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  • The Different Back-Ends To KDE's KWin

    Phoronix: The Different Back-Ends To KDE's KWin

    It was just yesterday that Martin Grlin, the lead KWin developer, had written yet another insightful blog post about the underlying improvements to KWin in KDE SC 4.7, but now he's back at it again today. This time he's writing about the different rendering back-ends that are available for KWin...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTUwMQ

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    Does someone have some info about why AMD catalyst is blacklisted?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
      Does someone have some info about why AMD catalyst is blacklisted?
      I'm not sure about this, but I believe it's an issue with performance rather than crashes or misrendering. People have just said it's too slow to use.

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      • #4
        "the AMD Catalyst (fglrx) driver is blacklisted from using the GL2 back-end, so for now it also is using the GL1 back-end even though the Catalyst driver on modern hardware supports GL3/GL4. "


        FAIL... its ironic the Radeon IS NOT blacklisted... only the Catalyst...

        Catalyst is shown multiple times as a Synonym for broken by design

        maybe they fix it on Kubuntu 11.10

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        • #5
          Thanks for keeping us informed about KDE, Michael ^^,

          The Kwin OpenGL choices are favorable for free software ^^, I hope they won't use floating point though. Maybe doubles for fancy effects?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
            Thanks for keeping us informed about KDE, Michael ^^,

            The Kwin OpenGL choices are favorable for free software ^^, I hope they won't use floating point though. Maybe doubles for fancy effects?
            they use FP in the future because a OIN member buy the patent in the future

            some people wipers : intel

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            • #7
              xinerama support?

              will any of this work on a multi-display set-up using xinerama?

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