These changes to the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2 code involve dropping the use of SAREA and implementing swap buffers in the X Server. Details on the DRI2 design can be found on the X.Org Wiki. DRI2 is now a feature for X.Org 7.5 / X Server 1.6.
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