I no longer work forIMG, or have anything to do with softwaredevelopment for any of their products. The current state of the KyroXserver as I left it was a more-or-less complete 2d only XAA server,with some VGA and multi-monitor issues to be resolved. I do not knowwhat their plans are. I suggest that IMG/Guillemot have the arms thatmust be twisted.
Writing a kyro driver is not a straightforward undertaking. Though GPLdriver source _MAY_ one day be released, there is a lot of proprietaryknowlege required to architect the driver correctly. I say this not todenigrate Kyro, it’s a great product and it’s descendants will rule theworld (etc etc), but because it is not a job that anyone could take on(however competent) without IMG’s direct sanction. Frankly, it needs tobe done by them or one of their OEM customers who have access to theexisting source tree.
FYI Patrick, think of an X server (in this context) as a device driverfor a particular hardware device that allows it to accelerate X.
I will forward this mail to IMG since I have now had about 30 differentmails asking for Kyro info (not that I mind that much, but I can’thelp!), and see if someone can write the mailing list with their currentplans.
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