status of 3D support on Linux

Chien Yang chien.yang at
Wed Oct 31 08:19:30 PDT 2012

Hi George,

     Actually Intel OpenGL driver has never been supported on Java and 
Java 3D. However Intel is making good progress on its Intel HD GPU 
series recently. It's Windows D3D driver is supported on JavaFX for some 
time now. We hope similar progress is made on its OpenGL driver. Has 
everyone tested it on Linux?

- Chien

On 10/31/12 2:23 AM, goddard at wrote:
> It's startling that one of the most common GPUs is not supported.
> I remember that it was supported back in the Java 3D days...
> Regards, George
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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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