News 09 September 2010

New Hardware rendering features

Disko offers basic OpenGL/GLX support and extends the X11 backend with XV scaling and compositing through compiz.

We have added basic OpenGL/GLX support to Disko and have successfully tested the Disko demos with an NVidia graphics card and the proprietary drivers. Currently you have to use the X11 backend with the new outputtype "ogl". Now we are going to implement OpenGL ES 2.0 as well.

Additionally you can now use XV for video playback which enables full hardware supported video scaling.
Alpha blending between graphics and video layer is done by using Compiz and the XRender extension. For more information you can read our announcement mail.