Diff for /wikisrc/users/macallan.mdwn between versions 1.3 and 1.4

version 1.3, 2009/10/21 04:37:38 version 1.4, 2009/10/21 21:09:27
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 ## TODO:  ## TODO:
 * figure out why anti-aliased font rendering with [[XAA]] in [[Xorg]] 1.6 is ridiculously slow compared to 1.4<br>  * figure out why anti-aliased font rendering with [[XAA]] in [[Xorg]] 1.6 is ridiculously slow compared to 1.4<br>
 Actually there is some progress. The miGlyphs() function uses a scratch pixmap to render characters into which it then renders into the target pixmap. Since off-screen pixmaps in XAA are currently broken and the Xorg people refuse to fix it the scratch pixmap will be in RAM with all XAA drivers resulting in software rendering. I got around that by implementing a private Glyphs() method for the [[crime]] driver which gives a nice speedup but still gets us nowhere near the performance we had with Xorg 1.4. A private Glyphs() implementation for XAA which avoids the scratch pixmap resulted in a small but measurable speedup with the sunffb driver.  Actually there is some progress. The miGlyphs() function uses a scratch pixmap to render characters into which it then renders into the target pixmap. Since off-screen pixmaps in XAA are currently broken and the Xorg people refuse to fix it the scratch pixmap will be in RAM with all XAA drivers resulting in software rendering ( not that XAA knows how to accelerate vram-to-vram composite ops anyway ). I got around that by implementing a private Glyphs() method for the [[crime]] driver which gives a nice speedup but still gets us nowhere near the performance we had with Xorg 1.4. A private Glyphs() implementation for XAA which avoids the scratch pixmap resulted in a small but measurable speedup with the sunffb driver.
 * unbork [[wscons]] on [[sparc]] in the 5.0 branch  * unbork [[wscons]] on [[sparc]] in the 5.0 branch
 * write a [[wsdisplay]] driver for the Permedia2 graphics controller used on Sun's [[PGX32]] graphics board<br>  * write a [[wsdisplay]] driver for the Permedia2 graphics controller used on Sun's [[PGX32]] graphics board<br>
 I have the docs and the hardware, only need some spare time  I have the docs and the hardware, only need some spare time

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