Schedule: AIGLX

Kristian Høgsberg
Day Saturday
Room Chavanne
Start time 15:00
End time 15:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Desktop Applications
Language English
Video (Ogg/Theora)

In this talk, Kristian will take a look at technologies behind the new 3D accelerated composited desktops and see how AIGLX fits in the larger picture.

AIGLX is a new feature in the X server, which lets the server use hardware 3D drivers to accelerate indirect GLX rendering. This enables Open GL based compositing managers such as compiz and beryl to efficiently use the pixel contents of a window as an Open GL texture.

Finally, Kristian will show us some of the bottlenecks and feature regressions of the AIGLX approach and how new developments in the open source 3D stack can help address these problems.