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Re: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64

Hi Wookey!

El viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2018 12:26:49 -03 Wookey escribió:
> On 2018-11-23 03:27 +0300, Dmitry Eremin-Solenikov wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > > - Qt is tied to either Desktop or GLES: yes
> > > 
> > > So we need to pick one. The question is then which one will benefit our
> > > users most.
> > > 
> > > So far I personally know 0 people with an arm64 board with PCI slots,
> > > while I know many with arm64 boards with hardware GLES support.
> My main desktop is now an arm64 machine with an nvidia PCI graphics
> card. These are fairly new (and currently expensive), but I have
> reason to believe there is more of this sort of thing coming, and
> laptop-format machines.

Well, that's at very least an interesting data point. So yes, they exist, but 
they are new and expensive. Can I assume that this means most of our arm64 
users do not yet get to them?

> I need to investigate this further, but changing from GL to GLES just
> at the moment where desktop hardware starts to make inroads could be a
> big own goal on arm64.

That's *exactly* what I have been reading since I filled the bug I mentioned 
before in... 2015. So far all I could see are embedded boards.

But hey, we can change it now and always go back in the future if arm64 
motherboards become ubiquitous.

> I recall Linaro doing some work on this back
> when it started (to make it easier to switch between GL and
> GLES). Possibly that work never actually got done, just talked out.

It would really help, indeed.

Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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