Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 23:05:27 +0100
- From: Julien Cristau <jcristau@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64
On 11/22/18 10:30 PM, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:
> W dniu 22.11.2018 o 19:37, Dmitry Shachnev pisze:
>> The Qt framework can be built either with “desktop” OpenGL, or with OpenGL ES
>> support. At the moment we are building it with OpenGL ES on armel and armhf,
>> and with desktop OpenGL on all other architectures.
>> However we have received a request  from two different persons to add arm64
>> to the list of architectures where OpenGL ES is used.
>> We want your feedback! If you are using an arm64 device or board with Qt,
>> please let us know your opinion about this change, by replying to this mail
>> or to , and describe your use case.
> Does it mean that arm64 box with PCI Express graphics card will be not
> able to use Qt based software? I can put Radeon or NVidia card into my
> box and use it as a normal OpenGL accelerated desktop (did that already
> few years ago).
At least mesa drivers can be used for desktop GL or GLESv2 just fine,
AFAIK. Maybe the answer for Qt is to switch to GLESv2 for all
architectures, to stop the special-casing madness, instead of making it