Subject: Re: X
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/21/2006 12:16:40
Garrett D'Amore <> writes:
> No, I'm not doing 3D.
> There are a large class of applications for which 3D is not interesting.

Unfortunately, window systems are no longer such an
application. Modern window systems are all moving towards using the 3D
acceleration hardware to paint, move and manipulate windows. Both
Windows and OS X now make extensive use of 3D hardware. For good
or ill, even X is moving in this direction -- see systems like Cairo.