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Post Posted June 22nd, 2011, 1:39 pm

I am making this thread to keep check on Azure builds and patches discussion.

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2011, 2:10 pm

So the first step is improving performance for stuff like IE9 testdrive stuff.
Second step would be making actual everyday websites perform better like forums and youtube.
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Post Posted June 22nd, 2011, 4:11 pm

I better link some quoted text and link here to give better idea what Azure is.Sounds exiting :)

Mozilla is promising a huge graphics performance improvement with its new Azure 2D graphics API. A first, non-optimized version of the API shows substantially more speed than the previous Cairo API.


Introducing the Azure project
Comparing Performance: Azure vs Cairo
Mozilla Posts First Firefox 7 Azure Build

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Post Posted June 22nd, 2011, 5:35 pm

As long as it doesn't make graphics WORSE/SLOWER for people without HA as the 3.0+ font implementations have done. On reading through the comments is sounds like if no HA is detected Firefox will just keep on trucking with Cairo... which makes me hope that further fine tuning of Cairo doesn't suffer as Azure steps to the fore-front.
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Post Posted June 23rd, 2011, 1:15 am

Well, maybe it's time to read, review, vote for this:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=637089

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2011, 2:02 am

The backend is looking like it'll land in a day or two.

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2011, 2:42 am

When (if at all) will we see azure on a regular 7.0a1 nightly build?

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2011, 2:56 am

T0morrow wrote:When (if at all) will we see azure on a regular 7.0a1 nightly build?

I doubt we'll see the big switch from Cairo to Azure till 8.0

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Post Posted June 23rd, 2011, 11:48 pm

Azure is close to landing for D2D windows

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Post Posted June 24th, 2011, 12:17 am

But only for rendering the canvas element and I have not seen any indication that it will be turned on by default. It's a brand new API after all.
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Post Posted June 24th, 2011, 10:55 am


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Post Posted June 24th, 2011, 11:48 am

Azn wrote:I have not seen any indication that it will be turned on by default.


I stand corrected: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.c ... 51858#c101

It's quite impressive to get this thing off the ground in such a short time.
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Post Posted June 24th, 2011, 12:01 pm

It was developed for a longer period, but was not pushed to Bugzilla. Despite of that, Bas' work is awesome.

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Post Posted June 24th, 2011, 1:14 pm

Plus point is it is enabled by default as well.

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