Web lists-archives.com

Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64




El jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018 18:51:20 -03 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz 
escribió:
> > On Nov 22, 2018, at 10:30 PM, Marcin Juszkiewicz
> > <marcin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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 [1] 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 [1], 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).
> 
> Correct. After this switch, Qt on arm64 will be forced into embedded mode
> when it comes to graphics.

s/graphics/OpenGL specific classes.
 
> Not sure whether it’s the right decision to be made. Might be an idea to ask
> more users on their opinions on this issue.

Well, it's not a new thing for us:

<https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=799113>
<https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=881333>

I encourage anyone who wants to know more details to dig into that bug. As you 
can see the first one was filled by myself on 2015...


> Granted, I don’t really know what the real world distribution of embedded
> and desktop/server/laptop devices of arm64 is.  But I could imagine that
> there will be more arm64 devices in the future which are desktops, servers
> or laptops.

...and that was exactly what we have been doing since 2015. Now in #881333 
Raphael pointed for new data and the need for GLES as one thing is having 
software-based rendering and quite another having hardware-accelerated 
rendering.


-- 
Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on
ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)
  Linus Benedict Torvalds.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
http://perezmeyer.com.ar/
http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part.