[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Questions about the X11 backend
Phil.Race at Sun.COM
Sat May 3 18:25:47 PDT 2008
Jim Graham wrote:
> Hi Clemens,
>> 4.) Is DGA still used? I see quite a lot #ifdef's for missing MITSHM
>> and DGA, but I wonder wether there are still systems without MITSHM,
>> and the other way round for DGA.
> I believe it may no longer be in use, but Dmitri would have to answer
> to be sure. It was a Sun-specific API for coordinating talking
> directly to the framebuffer with the X11 server. Since then more work
> on the X11 and OpenGL pipelines and the use of MITSHM and the fact
> that Sun stopped shipping framebuffers with DGA drivers at some point
> made the importance of that pipeline wane...
Well, still its in daily use on my Solaris 10 SPARC SB2000 with FFB2+.
So I'm not sure I'd want to ditch DGA quite yet. I think it should stay
at least for JDK7.
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