Intel's FastUIDraw Is Very Promising For Fast, GPU-Accelerated Drawing
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 22 September 2016 at 09:30 AM EDT. 25 Comments
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Intel Open-Source Technology Center developer Kevin Rogovin just finished presenting at this year's XDC2016 conference in Helsinki. Rogovin presented on the promising 01.org project FastUIDraw.

We previously talked about FastUIDraw earlier this month on Phoronix, in case you missed it: Intel Has Been Working On A Fast 2D GPU Renderer Focused On Web Content.

Early numbers on FastUIDraw put it much faster than Cairo CPU/OpenGL/Xlib renderers, Qt with its different back-ends, and even the Skia OpenGL layer. The numbers are super promising, but it remains to be seen how far the FastUIDraw adoption will go by open-source projects, with right now it not being really committed to adoption by any major upstream projects wanting super-fast 2D on the Linux desktop.

Unfortunately the slides for this FastUIDraw presentation have yet to be uploaded, but you can find the presentation summary via the X.Org Wiki. You can watch the presentation via the X.Org YouTube stream. Hopefully we'll continue hearing more about FastUIDraw in the months ahead.
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