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Re: Fedora 12 Graphics Issues: Cancel F13 and concentrate on fixing F12 ?

On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> wrote:
On 11/28/2009 03:26 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
> 3D requires more dead dinosaurs, coal and/or other sources of
> electrical energy than 2D to produce. I don't expect that to change, and even
> if it does, using more than necessary will remain a wasteful allocation of
> quickly diminishing global resources. Consequently, "enabled by default" will
> be ecologically irresponsible if it does come to pass.

Huh? Your perspective just seems very odd.  In a year, if we don't have
a composited desktop by default in Fedora, I would be very very
surprised. Just watch.


I actually would be surprised if we had a composited desktop in Fedora by default in a year. Maybe if the radical changes going on in Mesa's master tree weren't going on, that wouldn't be surprising. However, with the Gallium work, I seriously doubt that we will have composited desktop by default next year.

Also, it would be nice if in a repo with experimental graphics drivers, the gallium drivers could be made available. Gallium will soon be the way that VMware offers accelerated 3D for Linux guests since they contributed a gallium driver. Given that, I think it should get some exposure to the rest of the Fedora community to get stuff tested. Gallium isn't totally broken, last I heard. In fact, I think the ATi gallium driver is supposed to be at least partially working. 

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