[PD] GEM sw rendering
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Jun 15 14:21:04 CEST 2010
while it might be interesting for roman and kim, it might as well be
not; i have removed them from the list of direct addressees.
On 2010-06-15 13:04, Matteo Sisti Sette wrote:
> Of course not. But what about a configuration option that allows you to
> choose sw rendering?
> Maybe a message to [gemwin], or some options you could set somewhere at
again: you misunderstand how openGL works.
the user is not meant to have control about these kind of things.
Gem is openGL, and it fully adheres to this principle.
>> e.g. the user of Gem doesn't really know whether hw acceleration will be
> That's bad indeed. Sometimes it happened to me that on some machine the
> rendering was slow like hell, so most likely for some reason the
> hardware was not detected correctly and software rendering was being
> used, but I had no way to be sure of that.
> Couldn't GEM simply print out a message telling whether hardware
> acceleration is available or not??
simple: use linux, there you get at least a message whether DRI is used
(which doesn't necessarily mean that rendering will be lightning fast)
obviously this ("change your OS") is not a good solution for many people.
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