[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL
emotican at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 07:15:49 PDT 2008
On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 12:24 PM, Jeff Licquia <jeff at licquia.org> wrote:
> The reason standards like Xxf86vm aren't in the LSB was to avoid precisely
> this problem: attempts to do new things often don't get it right the first
> time, and when the "done-right" implementation comes along, then we're stuck
> supporting an old technology no one wants to support.
> It's different when a mature technology goes obsolete (such as Qt 3),
> because everyone has a strong incentive to support older software for as
> long as possible. But it doesn't look like Xxf86vm was in the category of
> "mature technology".
Stopping support is not right if there is nothing given to fallback on.
> We are not (yet) in the driver business, so questions of interaction with
> specific hardware aren't an issue for us. What we care about is the
> application API: that a hardware abstraction layer, in general, acts as it
> Usually, we simulate hardware in our tests, to avoid failures due to buggy
That is the easy place to draw the line, and its easy to get too abstract...
To avoid getting undercut by the drivers, a lab with real hardware is needed
to get firsthand knowledge.
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