Dance Around The Fire: X.Org XAA Is Burned
Prior to closing the merge window for X.Org Server 1.13, Keith Packard pulled Daniel Stone's latest patches, which have killed off XAA acceleration support for DDX drivers.
We knew that XAA was on its deathbed as this means of 2D acceleration for X.Org graphics drivers was pretty much useless to modern needs, most drivers now support EXA/UXA/SNA/GLAMOR, and the XAA code was pretty much broken. Only some old graphics processors with their vintage xf86-video-* drivers still rely upon XAA, but that hardware should be killed or reworked to use EXA as was recently done for the ATI Rage 128 driver.
Daniel's patch that kills XAA from the X Server was pulled into xorg/xserver early this morning.
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