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Improve Direct Rendering Infrastructure


The Direct Rendering Infrastructure (DRI) was written ~10 years ago and its feature set was based on the graphics cards' capabilities at that time. It is time to update the infrastructure to take advantage of today's graphics cards' capabilities. DRI2 enables several new features including:

  • Accelerated rendering to offscreen pixmaps
  • Support for GLXFBConfigs
  • Support for Pbuffers and Framebuffer Objects (FBOs)
  • ...


  • Name: KristianHoegsberg

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-08-08
  • Percentage of completion: XX%

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora


Test Plan

User Experience


Contingency Plan

DRI2 co-exists with the original DRI. Individual drivers can have support for either one (or both).


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