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    Default KDE SC 4.7.0 Officially Released

    Phoronix: KDE SC 4.7.0 Officially Released

    KDE SC 4.7.0 was officially released this afternoon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTcyMg

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    OpenGL ES 2.0 support in the KWin compositing window manager
    I wonder if it's enabled by default for GL >= 2.1 desktops or do I have to do it manually?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cl333r View Post
    I wonder if it's enabled by default for GL >= 2.1 desktops or do I have to do it manually?
    Short answer: you have to do it manually.

    Complete and detailed answer: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blo...opengl-es-2-0/

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    ES seems to be useless with the open source r600g driver. KWin just crashes immediately.

    And regular OpenGL is slow as molasses :-D Amazing times for Linux desktops, yey! It feels as exciting as it was back 15 years ago. All hail the mighty Linux Desktop that is so much better than Windows 7 and OS X :-)

    Edit:
    Nah, I'm kidding. It just stinks.
    Last edited by RealNC; 07-27-2011 at 07:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    ES seems to be useless with the open source r600g driver. KWin just crashes immediately.

    And regular OpenGL is slow as molasses :-D Amazing times for Linux desktops, yey! It feels as exciting as it was back 15 years ago. All hail the mighty Linux Desktop that is so much better than Windows 7 and OS X :-)

    Edit:
    Nah, I'm kidding. It just stinks.
    It's supposed to crash if you're using pre mesa 7.11 (devel) r600g drivers.

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    You need to compile yourself (Kubuntu 11.10 will have extra packages ready) if you want OpenGL ES 2.0 which is the fastest option, otherwise it will just use OpenGL 2.0 which is still better than KDE SC 4.6. With KDE SC 4.8, it probably won't be necessary to have different packages/recompile for OpenGL ES 2.0.

    Also, if you have slow performance, try setting the graphicssystem of Qt to "raster". It will be the default in Qt 4.8 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    ES seems to be useless with the open source r600g driver. KWin just crashes immediately.
    I didn't think GL ES support was built into the r600g driver by default, just regular GL support IIRC. Distros shipping KWin might be enabling GL ES in their builds, not sure.
    Last edited by bridgman; 07-28-2011 at 12:47 AM.

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    I don't know if it helps, but it seems as if though disabling compatibility checks under the desktop config section not only gave me blur when everyone was crying that it didn't work with FLOSS (on Fedora with a HD5770 and HD5470), but everything went crash-free fast.

    Did you try that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    I didn't think GL ES support was built into the r600g driver by default, just regular GL support IIRC. Distros shipping KWin might be enabling GL ES in their builds, not sure.
    Hm, so Mesa Git master (which I'm using) does not provide ES for r600g?

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