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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RE[5]: Not exactly news
by ndrw on Sun 16th Jan 2011 05:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not exactly news"
ndrw
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2009-06-30

Bummer. I forgot WebGL is involved. That indeed complicates things "a bit" as you no longer fully control which parts of the OpenGL API get used.

Perhaps a more graceful solution would be to selectively white/blacklist parts of the WebGL API, or WebGL itself.

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