DirectDraw over Direct3D

Molle Bestefich molle.bestefich at
Thu Dec 15 13:03:32 CST 2005

Jesse Allen wrote:
> > The current state of open source video drivers for Linux is as far as
> > I know that they only do basic 2D.  For 3D you have to use
> > closed-source drivers, which is simply not an option for a lot of
> > people, be that because of stability, compatability or other issues.
> >
> > Which means that your patch only helps the select few that are using
> > closed-source video drivers, is that correct?
> >
> > For everybody else, your patch will mean a tremendous slowdown
> > instead, is that correct?
> I have 3D acceleration in open source using DRI.  This patch will help us too.

I wonder who "us" is :-).  What hardware do you have?

I've got ATI and the fglrx driver works like fixing a wristclock with
a large brick works.  Not good.  So I'm on the open source wagon.  I
imagine that lots of other people are using OS drivers too.  Does
anyone have a good overview of how many of the more popular OS video
drivers actually implement enough 3D for the patch to be a Good Thing?

The patch is fine and all, but if I'm right and there's a lot of
people using OS drivers that doesn't support the features needed (thus
making performance worse), this patch should be optional and not
replace the current working stuff..

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