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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Heh
by Wodenhelm on Sun 16th Jan 2011 23:15 UTC
Wodenhelm
Member since:
2010-07-16

So where's all the X-lovers now? Wayland brings forth his hammer.

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RE: Heh
by Mellin on Mon 17th Jan 2011 21:12 in reply to "Heh"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

wayland is'n ready for use by normal people


wayland isn't supported by nvidia and ati

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RE: Heh
by shmerl on Wed 19th Jan 2011 02:48 in reply to "Heh"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Wayland is no better if underlying OpenGL is all screwed up.

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