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    Phoronix: Wine 1.3.28: Fun With DirectDraw/OpenGL, VBScript

    Wine 1.3.27 brought Direct3D multi-sampling support and other features just two weeks ago, but it's been replaced today by Wine 1.3.28. There's some exciting changes in this release too with DirectDraw now defaulting to the OpenGL renderer, an initial version of the VBScript parser, and other changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTg5Mw

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    Any benchmarks? Before and after benchmarks especially.

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    • #3
      While you are at it...

      Can you write article about how this Wine testing look like?
      What is done? How i done? And maybe examplary tests.

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      • #4
        wine is a awesome pice of software!...

        and wine also beats nativ linux programm versions...

        i get 3-4 more fps in hon with better graphic if i use wine...

        also firefox is faster in wine as nativ.. and so one.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: Wine 1.3.28: Fun With DirectDraw/OpenGL, VBScript

          Wine 1.3.27 brought Direct3D multi-sampling support and other features just two weeks ago, but it's been replaced today by Wine 1.3.28. There's some exciting changes in this release too with DirectDraw now defaulting to the OpenGL renderer, an initial version of the VBScript parser, and other changes...

          http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTg5Mw
          What was the DirectDraw default render before the change to OpenGL?

          Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
          wine is a awesome pice of software!...

          and wine also beats nativ linux programm versions...

          i get 3-4 more fps in hon with better graphic if i use wine...

          also firefox is faster in wine as nativ.. and so one.
          Sometimes, programs run faster on Linux using WINE than they run on Windows. It depends on the program. I cannot comment on HoN, but in the case of Firefox, Mozilla has intentionally made the Linux version slower because if they need to choose a platform to make a new feature function, they choose Windows. Linux, Mac OS X and every other UNIX OS comes second in terms of getting the latest improvements.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
            I cannot comment on HoN, but in the case of Firefox, Mozilla has intentionally made the Linux version slower
            [citation needed]

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
              but in the case of Firefox, Mozilla has intentionally made the Linux version slower because if they need to choose a platform to make a new feature function, they choose Windows. Linux, Mac OS X and every other UNIX OS comes second in terms of getting the latest improvements.
              you are wrong because even without gpu acceleration the windows firefox is faster in wine!

              thats because the compiler settings for the windows version a tweaked and very aggressive and the Linux version is compiled by the distro with slow settings.

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              • #8
                Bug 27779

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BlackStar View Post
                  [citation needed]
                  The build systems disable tracemonkey and profile guided optimization. I thought that this was common knowledge among Linux users. You can google it if you somehow don't know.

                  Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
                  you are wrong because even without gpu acceleration the windows firefox is faster in wine!

                  thats because the compiler settings for the windows version a tweaked and very aggressive and the Linux version is compiled by the distro with slow settings.
                  I was not talking about "GPU acceleration". You are half right about the compiler settings, but it is because profile guided optimization is not being done. There is very little in terms of compiler flag tweaking that can be done to make firefox significantly faster. The speed is limited by asymptotics. Tracemonkey falls into that category.

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                  • #10
                    Firefox 6 enabled PGO optimizations

                    And tracemonkey has always been enabled, afaik.

                    However, you are correct that often optimizations are first done for Windows, then ported to OSX and Linux when time is available. Sometimes that never happens.

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