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    SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] fbdv/fbcon pending problems
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    On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 07:45:47PM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
    >
    > > Exactly, that's the whole point, if you want userland accel you must disable
    > > kernel land accel. That's was my question against acceleration work inside
    > > the kernel. Nobody use it in userland and is the stability devil in fbdev.
    > > If you want acceleration in userland there is mesa-solo or directfb or console-sdl.
    > >
    > > In short acceleration belongs to specialized libs not the kernel.
    > >
    > > Why accel it is needed for font drawing?, i am pretty sure my 8bit video old
    > > sparc doesn't have any accel and is pretty capable for drawing fonts.
    >
    > Because we are going to run into graphics hardware that don't have
    > framebuffers. The solution is the one we are approaching now. That fbcon
    > be a client like userland apps to the accel engine. You will see it will
    > all work out :-)

    Oh, that fact changes everything :)

    -otto

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