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    SubjectRe: Linux Graphics Architecture (format fixed)
    On Sun, 7 Feb 1999, Robert G. Werner wrote:
    > What was the consensus, Geert? Knowing what the fbdev people decided might
    > squash out of gamut discussions on lkml.

    For what it's worth, Fabrice Bellard <bellard@email.enst.fr> wrote:
    | I read the papers of SGI and the related papers about XFree 3d. I
    | understand that implementing an acceleration API in fbdev will clearly
    | hurt the performances and add too much bloat in ther kernel, especially
    | for 3D acceleration. I understand too that if the hardware is well
    | designed, the kernel support for the graphical acceleration can be
    | small, consistent and elegant.
    |
    | So I changed my mind and I admit now that we should concentrate in
    | puting in fbcon/fbdev only things related to text mode and mode
    | switching.

    References:

    - SGI paper:

    http://trant.sgi.com/opengl/docs/Direct/direct.html

    - XFRee86-3D:

    http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/~werdna/XFree86-3D-status.html

    Greetings,

    Geert

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    Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven@cs.kuleuven.ac.be
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP} http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/~geert/
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium


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