Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 00:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Mozilla & Gecko clones A few days ago, we heard about Microsoft planning to include Direct2D acceleration in the yet-to-come IE9, thus leveraging today's poweful GPUs to render web content. Mozilla didn't fall behind: last Sunday, Firefox hacker Bas Schouten revealed a build of Firefox 3.7 with built-in Direct2D acceleration on his blog. His performance tests claim that popular sites like Facebook and Twitter render twice as fast compared to Firefox without Direct2D rendering. More complex sites do not see a lot of benefits, tough. This build requires DirectX 10 and a WDDM 1.0 compatible graphics drive, and thus, Windows Vista or 7. Download it here.
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RE[3]: Comment by kap1
by Praxis on Fri 27th Nov 2009 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kap1"
Praxis
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2009-09-17

It won't. Be in no doubt that Firefox is a first and foremost a Windows application.


So are you saying that firefox shouldn't implement technology unless its available right this moment on all three platforms? Windows has a new toy that can give some pretty good performance improvments. I don't see any good reason why it should not be implemented. When similar techs exist on linux and osx then they will be implemented.

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