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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Maybe. :) But it's not that obvious.
> DirectFB is a very lightweight X-server look-alike moved into the kernel.
It does not require kernel patches. It only builds a fusion kernel module for fast IPC. And it's much farther from X-server than Wayland.
> It has no real support for running OpenGL applications
DirectFBGL? You can see some 3D-looking samples in http://ilixi.org/ video.
> and can only do simple compositions.
Weston can also do simple compositions. It's up to the compositor, I guess.
Wayland the "successor" LCA: The X-men speak
Posted Feb 14, 2013 19:25 UTC (Thu) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
I don't remember it ever trying to support OpenGL, but I guess that blitting from a texture to framebuffer is not that complex to add if you have a working EGL.
In short, DirectFB is more like a classic framebuffer with several hardware accelerated operations. It's not nearly enough for modern graphics.
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