Introduction regarding VirtualGL and bumblebee review requests

Gary Gatling gsgatlin at
Thu Jun 21 10:11:47 UTC 2012

Sorry. Yeah. No matter what, bumblebee should be retired after PRIME comes
out because that solution should be a lot faster. (less copying in RAM for
one thing)  bumblebee is intended as a better stopgap solution than
"ironhide" for ubuntu. I admit I do use bumblebee a lot on both fedora and
RHEL for some games I play.

I mainly needed this for RHEL 6 for myself to make my installs go
faster/saner but it has been a really good learning experience also trying
to support fedora at the same time so I'm grateful for any suggestions of
how to make better rpm packages. I'll continue working with the review
request process until it gets rejected or accepted.


On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 5:28 AM, drago01 <drago01 at> wrote:

> 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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