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    Phoronix: Firefox 77 Released With Security Fixes, AV1 Image File Support

    Mozilla's more rapid release schedule continues and that means today is Firefox 77.0 day...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ox-77-Released

  • #2
    For AVIF support, set image.avif.enabled → true.

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    • #3
      Still no WebRender for us. Splendid.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by holunder View Post
        For AVIF support, set image.avif.enabled → true.
        Because we all have so many images in AVIF format :P
        Good tip nonetheless.
        Originally posted by yigitates View Post
        Still no WebRender for us. Splendid.
        Were you expecting it this release? And if yes, why?

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        • #5
          Firefox have gotten some really nice developer tools improvements lately.

          Still things I miss in Firefox:
          • Dialog element
          • system-ui value for font-family
          • Private instance variables in classes
          • Web apps (Chrome have an apps tab)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yigitates View Post
            Still no WebRender for us. Splendid.
            At least there's progress. Partial present (needed for energy efficiency etc.) just landed (1), although not enabled by default yet and only usable with EGL, thus Wayland. Then there's work on making the X11 backend use EGL (2), too, which in turn allows to use the same code paths for partial damage and, to some degree, the DMABUF stuff. With the current rate of progress, I personally see good chances for Webrender by default in 2020, at least for a subset of systems.

            1: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1620076
            2: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1640048

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            • #7
              Then there's work on making the X11 backend use EGL (2), too, which in turn allows to use the same code paths for partial damage and, to some degree, the DMABUF stuff.
              Will this make hardware video decode under X more realistic?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DanL View Post

                Will this make hardware video decode under X more realistic?
                Why, is it fictional? lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by yigitates View Post
                  Still no WebRender for us. Splendid.
                  Is it much more important than hw video decoding on X?

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                  • #10
                    AVIF is hecka cool. I wonder how good a still-focused encoder could do. I'd like one that biases toward matching sharpness/detail rather than the libaom encoder that biases a bit blurry.

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