Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Jan 2011 10:40 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Yesterday, the ninth Firefox 4.0 beta was released. One of the major new features in Firefox 4.0 is hardware acceleration for anything from canvas drawing to video rendering. Sadly, this feature won't make its way to the Linux version of Firefox 4.0. The reason? X' drivers are "disastrously buggy". Update: Benoit Jacob informed my via email that there's some important nuance: hardware acceleration (OpenGL only) on Linux has been implemented, but due to bugs and issues, only one driver so far has been whitelisted (the proprietary NVIDIA driver).
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so.....
by pabloski on Sat 15th Jan 2011 18:25 UTC
pabloski
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2009-09-28

...after all we really need gallium and wayland on linux ;)

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RE: so.....
by jabjoe on Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:02 in reply to "so....."
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

Gallium helps X too. Means X has a single driver for Gallium3D/KMS/DRM that works on multiple cards. Removing drivers from X will greatly help X as it will mean much less code and make changing things much easier. It doesn't just make X alternatives possible. Everyone is a winner.

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