Re: Drop shadow madness

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 15:18, ERDI Gergo wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > Get on and search for Xrender, Keith Packard did a paper
> > detailing some of the issues involved, and more clearly explains why the
> > base X model sucks.
> But even the XRender demo application doesn't do real transparency. From
> your email, it would seem to me that the 'transparent' XRender demo should
> give you Real transparency while being very slow since the proper
> infrastructure is not there. Instead, the XRender demo isn't slow, but
> neither is it different fomr any of the other hacks.

Which is why I said it needs to be finished.  XRender is currently
version, what, 0.7?  It's not complete yet.  It's not even close to
complete.  XRender wasn't intended as just a little hack in for
optimized 2D operations, it's a new rendering system, that needs a lot
of work in the backend.  Again, read the paper/essay.

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