status of 3D support on Linux

Chien Yang chien.yang at
Wed Oct 31 08:04:20 PDT 2012

Hi Udo,

     We are monitoring the GPU driver progress, both open source and 
proprietary versions, from the various vendors. That is why we decided 
to add ATI's fglrx driver to our supported platform after it has passed 
our internal evaluation. We want to ensure good user experience of our 
JavaFX library. The goal is to avoid rendering artifacts and hard 
crashes that are beyond our control.

- Chien

On 10/31/12 1:42 AM, Udo Rader wrote:
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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
>>> GPUs?
>> 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
>>> nouveau/radeon)?
>> 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.
> Thanks
> Udo
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