[Mesa-dev] Firefox driver detection: happy ending, Gallium drivers no longer blacklisted
bjacob at mozilla.com
Tue Jul 26 12:01:26 PDT 2011
This is just some good news. Recently, I wrote to this list 
announcing that as of Firefox 6, we were able to safely detect driver
versions, and consequently many recent system, including Mesa >= 7.10,
were whitelisted. At that time, unfortunately, we were blacklisting Gallium.
The good news is that as of Firefox 7, Gallium is no longer blacklisted.
While we do hit a bug with Gallium as explained in , it's turned out
to not be more severe than many other bugs that exist in all drivers.
The other bit of good news is that our biggest remaining source of
GLX-related crashes (really X errors) has been fixed, it was really a
bug on our side  debugged thanks to APItrace and Jose Fonseca .
PS. Regarding OpenGL-accelerated compositing in Firefox on X11, this is
still disabled by default but will hopefully be turned on by default for
Firefox circa 8-9.
 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=659842#c76 and 79
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