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    Phoronix: Firefox 84 Rolling Out With WebRender By Default Appearing For Some Linux Setups

    For those making use of the Firefox web browser, Mozilla has an early Christmas present with today's release of Firefox 84. Most significant with Firefox 84 is for Linux users that WebRender is finally getting flipped on by default for select system configurations...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ox-84-Released

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    In case you're trying to force enable WebRender with NVIDIA binary drivers: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1663273

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    • #3
      Originally posted by birdie View Post
      In case you're trying to force enable WebRender with NVIDIA binary drivers: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1663273
      Strange. All these years I heard Nvidia drivers were the best, how come it have problems with a browser? I am sure this is just a fluke and Nvidia is still the way to go on Linux.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by makitso
        Off topic.

        You know I like FF. But, it is so slow to launch on Ubuntu as compared to Brave or Chrome. Any idea why?
        I've used the official version since forever. And it's safer too as you don't depend on your distro updates schedule and maintainers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

          Strange. All these years I heard Nvidia drivers were the best, how come it have problems with a browser? I am sure this is just a fluke and Nvidia is still the way to go on Linux.
          Users fault, never nvidias

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          • #6
            @[email protected]

            NVIDIA drivers are still the best indeed however the complexity of supporting Linux is staggering: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bu...id=1663273#c76

            Be thankful Mozilla and Google keep wasting so many resources and money supporting this zoo of graphical protocols.

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            • #7
              Oh, joy. What did Mozilla break this time?

              Originally posted by birdie View Post
              In case you're trying to force enable WebRender with NVIDIA binary drivers: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1663273
              Originally posted by phoronix
              only enabled under GNOME and X11
              Oh, nevermind, there we are.

              Well, at least the breakage isn't by default this time, unlike their stripping out the "disable image loading" data-saving option from the standard settings, or their complete failure to fix the long-standing bug that Javascript-loaded images completely bypass the buried permissions.default.images setting (see even a simple Google search engine result to see this), or not bothering to ensure their new browser on Android has working security extensions or standard features before forcing the upgrade on everyone, even after the backlash and massive userbase loss from when they pulled the same thing on PC.

              Mozilla is long-lost due to systemic leadership failures beyond even the scope of this comment, and the Firefox forks don't have the dev knowledge or numbers to even keep up with mainline-- or do anything beyond pull security patches.

              Meanwhile, Google gets to eat their lunch and destroy decades of work fighting to de-propritarize the Internet! Chrome is the new IE6, with websites not rendering correctly outside of it, to boot.
              Last edited by mulenmar; 15 December 2020, 09:59 AM.

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              • #8
                Things do indeed seem rather grim for the web in the near future...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by birdie View Post
                  @[email protected]

                  NVIDIA drivers are still the best indeed however the complexity of supporting Linux is staggering: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bu...id=1663273#c76

                  Be thankful Mozilla and Google keep wasting so many resources and money supporting this zoo of graphical protocols.
                  The complexity in supporting Linux might have something to do with they keep fighting every one and going in their own direction. Their wayland support is fundamentally broken, since EGLStreams is not really compatible with the wayland design.
                  Here is an old thread about Nvidia in Sway, which gives some more details about it https://github.com/swaywm/sway/issue...ment-471745501

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                  • #10
                    Nice, but why only on Gnome ?
                    Is there something Gnome can do and KDE can't ?

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