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    Phoronix: Firefox 46 Is Bringing Smoother Scrolling To The Desktop

    The Firefox 46 web browser release will bring smoother scrolling via Asynchronous Panning and Zooming (APZ)...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ther-Scrolling

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    APZ is just a Windows Feature ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Anvil View Post
      APZ is just a Windows Feature ?
      As far as I know, no
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post

        As far as I know, no
        okz, i thought it was, but will be interesting to see if Firefox46 is still the default Browser in Fedora.

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        • #5
          even if being bogged down by lots of JavaScript
          Hehe. Yeah ... "even if" that :P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post

            As far as I know, no
            Not in the longterm, but for now it's not available on most platforms (even windows).

            https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platform/GFX/APZ

            The APZ module is currently enabled on B2G and Metro. Fennec has a Java implementation of asynchronous panning and zooming, but the plan is to port Fennec to use the APZ module as well.
            The APZ module relies on OMTC, so a prerequisite for porting it to a platform is for OMTC to work on that platform.
            Linux needs OMTC support enabled before this can be worked on.

            According to this bug, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=594876

            They are intentionally waiting to let GTK3 support go out and get more widely used/tested before changing the graphics stack much further.
            Last edited by smitty3268; 02-09-2016, 11:59 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

              Linux needs OMTC support enabled before this can be worked on.

              According to this bug, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=594876

              They are intentionally waiting to let GTK3 support go out and get more widely used/tested before changing the graphics stack much further.
              Now I am totally confused. OMTC was the big thing for Firefox 40, wasn't it?
              Release notes: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo.../releasenotes/
              "Improved scrolling, graphics, and video playback performance with off main thread compositing (GNU/Linux only)"

              By the way, GTK3 seems to have been delayed to at least Firefox 46, due to some bugs, and Firefox 45 being ESR.
              Source: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1245476

              I created a thread some time ago, but I will just reiterate here: I am building Iceweasel with GTK3 support for Debian Jessie, if anyone is interested in the deb files.
              Last edited by franglais125; 02-10-2016, 12:58 AM.

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              • #8
                OMTC is far to Crashy in Linux, , i found that Bug an reported it, but i wouldnt hold ya hopes out for GTK3 in 46 either. , i reckon they'll enable e10's before GTK3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Anvil View Post
                  ... will be interesting to see if Firefox46 is still the default Browser in Fedora.
                  Don't hold your breath. Chromium bundles tons of libraries. Although the unbundling restriction has been lifted recently on Fedora, I see no chance of a non-unbundled Chromium to replace Firefox.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by froyo View Post

                    Don't hold your breath. Chromium bundles tons of libraries. Although the unbundling restriction has been lifted recently on Fedora, I see no chance of a non-unbundled Chromium to replace Firefox.
                    yeah i do, Epiphsny they'd make Default. i believe Samsung etc have been worki8ng to use Gstreamer1 instead of ffmpeg

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