Thursday, February 07, 2013

Skia canvas on Windows XP

Using Skia as the rendering backend for canvas has been an option for a while now. Skia is now the default for Windows XP users. That will filter out to nightlies today or possibly tomorrow. It should make canvas perform a bit better on XP.

At the moment our benchmarking does not make a solid case for making it the default on other platforms. If you are not on XP and would like to experiment (possibly exposing yourself to 'fun' bugs) you can use Skia by setting the pref gfx.canvas.azure.backends to 'skia'.

Thanks to Rik Cabanier, Matt Woodrow, Jet, and George Wright for getting this done.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Did I mention that this can make pdf.js actually usable?

mayankleoboy1 said...

So when is the expected date for GFX and the m-c trees to merge ?

Why is that OMT* work lags on windows, compared to OSX and Linux ? AFAIK, windows makes 90% of mozilla users. So shouldnt windows desktop get more priority ?

Also, a lot of the OMT* is being done on priority for FFOS and Android, and later trickling to desktops. Has the traditional desktpos (win, lin and mac) market become second tier platform for mozilla ?

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