pheller at lessjunk.com
Sun Mar 7 23:10:10 CET 2004
On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 14:57, Moritz Heiber wrote:
> Without a decent support by the backend (Xfree f.e.) you won't see any
> features shipping with MacOSX on any *n*x platform (The new xserver from
> freedesktop.org is a good starting point though). MacOS is only able to
> provide you with such features because all of its goodies (like the task
> switching you are so obsessed with ;-) are _fully hardware accelerated_
> i.e. no modelling or calculation is being done by the software part.
> Without the hardware support it'ld be awefully slow .. I guess you're
> able for figure how slow I'ld be on a software only accelerated Xfree
> server? ;-)
Well, expocity (the metacity implementation of expose) ran very well on
my athlon xp 2000+ on an unaccelerated server.
When I last played with it, it was pretty buggy, though.
Anyways, it was just a thought.
Note: I'm not obsessed with it, but I wouldn't complain if it were an
Phillip Heller <pheller at lessjunk.com>
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