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X.Org 7.4 To Lose DRI2 Support

Aug 05, 2008, 21:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"The design of DRI2, or the Direct Rendering Infrastructure 2, was a modest improvement over DRI (DRI2 design page) and noticeably to end-users it allows (accelerated) direct rendering to redirected windows. This becomes noticeable (or there the lack of) when using a compositing manager (Compiz) and watching a video or running an OpenGL application. DRI2 though has been dropped from the X Server 1.5 series due to its dependence on the TTM memory manager. "

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