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  • #21
    Originally posted by msotirov View Post
    But what about all the "walled garden" rants?
    It still is awalled garden. Try getting a different web rendering engine into an app.

    As for webkit - if they wanted to keep it closed source, they would have to start from scratch. The GPL licence makes sure of that.

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    • #22
      Originally posted by treba View Post

      Well, Apples funding accelerated LLVM and Webkit (their fork from KHTML). Don't know what else, but not everything they touch turns to stone
      LLVM was funded because they did not want to be forced to contribute a licence for their patents when the GCC switched to GPL 3. At that specific moment Apple stopped contributing to it and shifted resources to LLVM.

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      • #23
        I put him in touch yesterday with the indie game studio in question who faced App Store rejection for their MoltenVK-using game. IOSurface is part of the iOS 11.0+ and macOS 10.6+ SDKs for sharing of hardware-accelerated buffer data across multiple processes and can be used for managing image memory more efficiently.
        Is this like DMA_BUF on linux? DMA_BUF is for sharing between GPUs, or maybe some other purposes. No idea how it compares with IOSurface exactly but it strikes me that DMA_BUF was restricted to GPL-licensed graphics drivers only, for sanity and/or security.

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        • #24
          Apple doesn't want the hardcore gaming graphics market. It goes against their hipster image.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by DanL View Post
            Apple doesn't want the hardcore gaming graphics market. It goes against their hipster image.
            Also the things the PC gaming community wants are just not in line with Apple's philosophy. Mix and match hardware from different vendors, build your own system for the fun of it, upgrade and swap out parts yourself, game modding and hacking up licensed software etc : it's all just a bit too much freedom for them...

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