Glamor Performance Tuning

Markus Wick

Organization: X.Org Foundation

Assigned mentors: Eric Anholt, Keith Packard

Abstract: On switching to wayland, x11 will become obsolet soon. So likely no new 2d driver will be written any more. But as there are still quite a lot of legacy applications out there using x11, we have to fall back to a generic 2d acceleration. Glamor is such a generic fallback based on OpenGL, but it is outdated and known to be extremly slow. This proposal is to fix this issues so that glamor will become a useful generic 2d acceleration.