Introduction regarding VirtualGL and bumblebee review requests

drago01 drago01 at
Thu Jun 21 09:28:36 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Gary Gatling <gsgatlin at> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 3:10 AM, Simone Caronni <negativo17 at>
> wrote:
>> There's a total different approach slated for inclusion into newer
>> xorg versions by Dave Airlie:
>> That's something that relies on deep changes in the xorg stack.
>> It allows card switching, GPU offload, GPU hotswitching etc. All is
>> controlled by xrandr to do the proper adjustments.
>> In my opinion that's a much better solution than Bumblebee and it's
>> going to be integrated by Fedora as part of new xorg components.
>> Regards,
>> --Simone
>> Yes.  Dave Airlie's Prime is scheduled for inclusion in 1.14 which will be
>> out some time in 2013. It will likely never be backported to RHEL 6. I
>> disagree about its usefulness in fedora but will remove my review requests
>> if that is the majority opinion. Then I will just run a private repo myself
>> just for myself. I'll also let the bumbleee folks fedora is a no go if that
>> is the opinion of most developers.

Well Dave's work does not stop you from packing anything. Once we have
PRIME proper we could retire bumblebee but if it works as a solution
till then why not.

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