On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 17:02:01 +0200, writser xs4all nl said: > promising. There is one thing I don't understand though. Cairo is able to > render scalable widgets using vector graphics. Glitz is a backend that > provides openGL acceleration for Cairo. So if I'm not mistaken, an OpenGL > accelerated window is drawn this way: gtk -> cairo -> glitz. But where > does the window manager do it's work? A new windowmanager, luminocity, is > in development. It provides OpenGL acceleration too. But using a Xgl > backend, afaik. Since nobody posted a reply.. ;) In general, the "user program" in an X environment is responsible for drawing the stuff *inside* its window, and the window manager is responsible for doing all the "decorations" - titlebars, maximize/minimize/etc buttons, and so forth. So in the scenario you suggest, the user program would be doing an OpenGL rendering *into* a window via gtk->cairo->glitz. Meanwhile, luminocity is using a Xgl backend to draw the eye candy *around* the window(*). There's no conflict, as the two programs are (hopefully) drawing different pixels on the screen. (*) Actually, the window manager is most likely drawing into *another* window that happens to be immediately ajacent to the application program's window...
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