This release features work-in-progress OpenGL 2.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0 support for all current Apple M-series systems. That’s enough for hardware acceleration with desktop environments, like GNOME and KDE. It’s also enough for older 3D games, like Quake3 and Neverball. While there’s always room for improvement, the driver is fast enough to run all of the above at 60 frames per second at 4K.
Please note: these drivers have not yet passed the OpenGL (ES) conformance tests. There will be bugs!
Increasingly impressive work.
Can’t wait until I can properly use my m1 macbook. MacOS has its place, but I still very much prefer Gnome.
I still wonder which incentives will win in the long run:
1) Cater to (or at least permit) users and developers who want to run alt-os on apple hardware. So long as they’re buying the hardware, why should apple interfere.
2) As the importance of advertising rises in apple’s business model, the board may increasingly view alt-os platforms they cannot control as a cost and not an asset.