X graphics get a boost (NewsForge)
Posted Feb 8, 2006 6:49 UTC (Wed) by jamesh
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At linux.conf.au, David Arlie was demonstrating Xgl running on top of the ATI R300 DRI drivers. It was obviously stuttering a bit (he said that things were smoother with the proprietary Nvidia drivers), but it definitely looked like this might be usable in the near future.
So there are people working on this stuff, but the progress is slow. The proprietary drivers from both Nvidia and ATI have limited the reduced the demand for these drivers, which has in turn reduced the number of people putting effort into them :(
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