status of 3D support on Linux
udo.rader at bestsolution.at
Wed Oct 31 01:42:16 PDT 2012
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On 10/30/2012 11:54 PM, Kevin Rushforth wrote:
>> #2 what about other GPUs, such as the extremely common Intel HD
> Unplanned for FX 8. The problem is that the Intel OpenGL drivers
> on Linux have been historically very bad in terms of quality and
> compliance. There is some anecdotal evidence that this is changing,
> but we don't want to support it. There is a system property you can
> set to force this for testing, but no way to deploy an application
> using it.
Yes, the intel drivers have a bad history in some areas. OTOH, you
might say the same about general usability of the proprietary drivers
under Linux (ie the fglrx driver).
>> #3 any plans to support OpenSource/Gallium3D based drivers (ie
> Not support, no. But it might "just work" and is something you
> could try.
I understand, "support" is a somewhat dangerous term, of course.
How then do we force things on unsupported platforms? Right now, 3D
simply does not work and we did not find anything about the system
property you mention.
Udo Rader, CEO
BestSolution.at EDV Systemhaus GmbH
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 5-7, A-6020 Innsbruck
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