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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver

From: Stefano Stabellini
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add QEMU DirectFB display driver
Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 10:29:59 +0100
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

On Tue, 18 May 2010, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> On 05/18/10 11:12, Stefano Stabellini wrote:
> > I think it would be better to implement an accelerated frontend for
> > rendering the framebuffer, like opengl or xv.
> Well.  xv is pretty pointless IMHO.  gl makes sense.  But to have some 
> effect this needs some major restructions in qemu, the current 
> DisplayState infrastructure can't handle anything but a simple, stupid 
> framebuffer.  There isn't much to accelerate, except maybe scaling the 
> guest display to fullscreen on the host.
> qxl + spice will change that though.  qxl is a paravirtualized gfx 
> adapter.   Guest sends rendering commands.  The spice protocol sends the 
> rendering commands over the wire to the spice client, which in turn will 
> render them (and can use gl to accelerate that).
Is the spice client going to live in qemu, or is it going to be

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