Clutter Now Supports Quad-Buffer Stereo Displays, Mir Backend
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 3 March 2015 at 12:29 PM EST. 5 Comments
GNOME --
Emmanuele Bassi of GNOME has released version 1.21.6 of Clutter, the latest development version of this toolkit used by GNOME and other projects.

The Clutter 1.21.6 release brings support for quad-buffer stereo displays on X11/GLX, a Mir windowing system back-end, evdev input backend improvements, and various bug-fixes.

The quad-buffer stereo display support is for X11/GLX usage and allows Clutter to draw on GLX frame-buffers with the stereo bit set. The Mir back-end allows Clutter to be run natively on Mir, the display server used by Ubuntu Linux.

This new Clutter release depends on Cogl 1.19+ and Cairo 1.12+. More details on Clutter 1.21.6 and its new features can be found via this Git commit tagging the new version ahead of GNOME 3.16's release later in the month.
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