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  • hamishmb
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    Can't find the thread where someone told me it would work even on 3rd gen intel, so I don't know who to thank, but it does, so thank you, whoever you are.

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  • hamishmb
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    So this didn't happen, but maybe does in 103.0.1 as per the changelog?

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  • crystall
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post

    What uses that library?
    ffmpeg

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by crystall View Post

    The numactl library is initialized even on non-NUMA machines so that bug would have hit anybody with a new version of that library. It just happened to users on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed first because it was the first major distro to update it. These type of issues are very common on Linux, especially when dealing with new features and functionality.
    What uses that library?

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  • crystall
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post

    Wait, there's people playing videos on Firefox on NUMA machines? What absolute nonsense people do sometimes...
    The numactl library is initialized even on non-NUMA machines so that bug would have hit anybody with a new version of that library. It just happened to users on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed first because it was the first major distro to update it. These type of issues are very common on Linux, especially when dealing with new features and functionality.

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  • aufkrawall
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    Originally posted by treba View Post
    P.S.: you can easily verify this by running a GTK4 app in an unaccelerated environment. Also: scrolling in a fullscreen window on a high res screen with high refresh rate is likely not going to be smooth with a CPU based renderer - on any existing CPU AFAIK.
    Yes, for example in Adobe or PDF XChange Editor on Windows. Oh wait, but I thought it was GPU acceleration wonderland...
    Performance is just terrible vs. Okular rendering...

    Also weird that this lengthy OT discussion is below a Firefox news that has full compositing and rasterization GPU acceleration in Webrender via GL (Windows ANGLE) on all platforms...

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  • treba
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    Originally posted by birdie View Post

    Composition has been GPU accelerated for years, tilde. I'm asking about how applications are rendered on the inside.
    OpenGL rendering by default was one of the big features of GTK4 for many devs. In 4.2 a major rewrite of it landed: https://blog.gtk.org/2021/03/30/gtk-4-2-0/
    Quote: "Thanks to the hard work of Christian Hergert, the NGL renderer is now the default renderer for Linux, Windows, and macOS."

    P.S.: you can easily verify this by running a GTK4 app in an unaccelerated environment. Also: scrolling in a fullscreen window on a high res screen with high refresh rate is likely not going to be smooth with a CPU based renderer - on any existing CPU AFAIK.
    Last edited by treba; 06 June 2022, 07:49 AM.

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  • sinepgib
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    Originally posted by qarium View Post
    CLA war stops serious people to contribute to the project.
    We agree here. But it's not the point of the comment.

    Originally posted by qarium View Post
    no sane person will ever help such an anti-opensource project like QT/KDE with their CLA war bullshit.
    No sane third party would ever contribute. Except people who use it and want to scratch an itch. Which happens to be most individual third parties that contribute to a project.

    Originally posted by qarium View Post
    true opensource projects like gnome or cinnamon do not do CLA war.
    Irrelevant. Besides, KDE itself doesn't have one, AFAIK, nor do downstream project. Only Qt upstream has the CLA problem, which is the actual point. Since Qt Quick does support acceleration, the answer must lie in downstream just not using it as much as they use plain Qt. But since those project do use Qt, it can't be because of the CLA in Qt that they don't use Qt Quick.

    CLA wars are definitely a problem, I just don't see how they affect this particular situation.

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  • adasiko
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    Originally posted by erniv2 View Post

    I was just venting anger yes AV1 is the new standard for youtube but even then you have to pay to get the codec.
    No.
    Don’t confuse HEVC (h.265) with AV1.
    HEVC cost $1 in Microsoft Store.
    AV1 is free.

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  • qarium
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    Originally posted by sinepgib View Post
    Huh? How does the CLA war actually affect that? Or rather, how does one conclude that that's the cause?
    Specially considering Qt Quick does implement acceleration and parts of KDE already use it. It sounds more likely that Qt Quick never got as much traction as pure Qt with C++ due to habit and existing code bases. More so if we take into account that CLAs apply for contributing to the upstream project, not for using it downstream.
    CLA war stops serious people to contribute to the project.

    no sane person will ever help such an anti-opensource project like QT/KDE with their CLA war bullshit.

    true opensource projects like gnome or cinnamon do not do CLA war.

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