Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64
- Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 19:27:35 -0300
- From: Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer <perezmeyer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64
El jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2018 19:05:27 -03 Julien Cristau escribió: > 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 > spread? :) That would mean that anything using Qt + [GLU[T] glew] will have to get removed from the archive. Now let's suppose for a minute that the above could be solvable: it would be good to know whether this is in fact a possible solution. In this case the question would be: do the major part of the video cards out there support GLES? -- Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer http://perezmeyer.com.ar/ http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/
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