WebGL on linux

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 08:57:53 PDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Sven Arvidsson <sa at whiz.se> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-04-20 at 19:44 +0200, Aljoša Mohorović wrote:
>> i'm trying to get WebGL ("OpenGL ES 2.0 for the Web" -
>> http://www.khronos.org/webgl/) to work under linux but with no
>> success.
>> i don't mind buying a new card just to get this working, can anybody
>> recommend a card with excellent open-source driver?
>> but i'm also interested what can be expected for other cards on linux
>> with opengl support < 2.0?
>> i'm interested because it will result in linux having bad support for
>> webgl and mac and win excellent support.
>> any comments appreciated.
> Hi,
> For WebGL in Firefox, it seems you need git master of the xserver, and a
> patch for Firefox:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24093#c9
> I'm not really sure what's required for WebGL in Google Chrome? (Adding
> mesa-dev to the cc.)
> --
> Cheers,
> Sven Arvidsson
> http://www.whiz.se
> PGP Key ID 760BDD22

Dunno if there's any real good reason to CC us. Kristian nailed it on
those bugs -- pbuffers weren't supported on the server side until
recently, but now they are and they work fine. That Fx bug is pretty
serious, as there's a fair number of drivers that have no multisampled
configs and will fail with WebGL.

I'm kind of glad I saw this, though, because it makes me feel a bit
better about my failed attempt to test WebGL a few weeks ago. :3

~ C.

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? ~ Keynes

Corbin Simpson
<MostAwesomeDude at gmail.com>

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