Zack Rusin on Linux Link Tech Show

Zack Rusin, KDE graphics and X developer, will be on the audio streamed Linux Link Tech Show this US-time evening. Zack will be talking about the latest developments in X and how we can make best use of the up-coming new technologies in KDE. The show starts at 0200 Thursday UTC (2100 Wednesday evening Eastern Standard Time) and will last for about 45 minutes, streaming in MP3 format. Update: the 03-01-06 show is now available for download, Zack starts 27 minutes in. Slides are also available from Zack's talk at FOSDEM.

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by Aaron J. Seigo (not verified)

just got finished... t. and the p-man and i sat around and listened in. family around the radio, so 1930. except now the radio is a laptop and the airwaves are tcp/ip networks ;)

zack did an awesome job. very entertaining (lots of laughs) and lots of great points about, open source, the open source desktop, kde and more ... props to da man, and thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to do the show! =)

by Janne (not verified)

t likes to listen to discussion about latest developements in X and KDE? Where do you find gals like that :)?

by superstoned (not verified)

well, i was even more amazed about the fact the "P-man" buyed into it... :D

by Troels Just (not verified)

Oh man I was on the floor at times dang that show has it's moments! :P
And by the way Aaron, it was nice of you to hop onto the IRC channel! ;)

by lippel (not verified)

The p-man is interested in development? When will his first patches come in? ;-)

by peter vdm (not verified)

^^ can't find a link to the show that works, anyone got one?

cheers Peter

by Robert Guthrie (not verified)

zack starts at 27:30 or so.
(believe me.. you will not miss anything)

by Hans-Christian ... (not verified)

Listening to the podcast and am nearing the end, but its been really good. Zack has been a really good and interesting interviewee. Nice one :) Very informative.

by ac (not verified)

It seems that Zack has a *lot* of exiting stuff on his harddrive, I hope we're
gonna see some of it soon!

by ac as well (not verified)

I agree, why keep it closed? He should release it somewhere!

by Ryan (not verified)

He wrote his own power pc Flash implementation?

by blacksheep (not verified)

I'm far from being an expert on the subject, but it looks like to me that certain accessibility graphical effects would be only possible, or at least more elegantly implemented, on direct render, like a desktop magnifying glass. Is that so?

Also, doesn't direct rendered use the GPU better?

by Corbin (not verified)

If you use direct rendering (right now at least), compositing effects and a desktop magnifying glass wouldn't work because everything is being rendered directly on the graphics card.

Both Direct Rendering and Indirect Rendering can use the GPU, and the main difference would be that indirect rendering goes through the X server instead of directly to the graphics card.

Stuff like a magnifying glass would be a whole lot easier with indirect rendering (to do it with direct rendering you would need to rewrite the drivers).

by James Richard Tyrer (not verified)

Not exactly sure what Zach was talking about.

Did he mean to say that graphs cards based on Intel chips are going to be available?

Did he mean to say that Keith Packard had written a (3D) driver for the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (which is what is in the 82945G north bridge chip?

A 'Yes' to both of these would make great improvements in the Linux graphics card problem!

Note to Intel: you could probably offer a 945 series graphics chip using 945 dice that you are now throwing away (ones with a broken Pentium bus) in a smaller package.

by James Richard Tyrer (not verified)

> ones with a broken Pentium bus.

Unfortunately it appears not, but ...

by Corbin (not verified)

Does anyone know anyting more about Glucose than its going to be a new acceleration architecture for Xorg, and its meant to not require any driver changes? This is the first I've heard anything about Glucose, and trying to google for information on it failed miserably.

by Parker Coates (not verified)

It's hardly surprising that very little information is available: news of it just became public just twelve hours ago. Your best source of information should be .