Saturday, December 18, 2010

Improved Hardware Acceleration in Fennec

On Thursday night, after the all-hands party, Matt Woodrow landed a beautiful refactoring of our texture upload code. This should give a noticeable improvement in scrolling performance when accelerated layers are enabled and hopefully fixes some of the problems people were seeing there. It also improves texture upload performance on OS X.

Unfortunately, there are still two bugs that are keeping us from enabling accelerated layers by default:
Bug 619615 - Hangs on Nexus One
Bug 619539 - Startup crashes on Droid

Any help debugging these problems would be greatly appreciated.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The links both go to the same bug (the first).

mardeg said...

Here's a crash report on the Nokia N900 when enabling layers.accelerate-all
http://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/e64c38e9-c2e9-4499-81f0-296852101127

Lars Gunther (itpastorn) said...

Enabled by defualt on Maemo (n900)? The blocking bugs are for Android...

Lars Gunther (itpastorn) said...

Well, not really working on the n900 either (at least not beta, I have not ried the nightly). Fennec crashes on startup since I enabled HW acceleration.

Jeff Muizelaar said...

Lars: I haven't had a chance to look at Fennec on Maemo too much yet so I'm not sure what its status is.