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Re: Bug#881333: Qt with GLES on arm64 maintainer's decision - Was:: Upcoming Qt switch to OpenGL ES on arm64

Why couldn't you choose QT for Desktop or QT for ES OpenGL when you
compile your program?  Supply both libraries?  ES gives an enormous
performance boost to little machines that need it, desktop OpenGL is
more pretty pictures.

On 11/26/18, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer <perezmeyer@gmail.com> wrote:
> El lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2018 08:37:57 -03 Raphael Hertzog escribió:
>> Hello Lisandro,
>> TLDR: thank you for starting this discussion, it was required as it's not
>> an easy decision to take as there is no realistic perfect solution,
> Our (team-wide) pleasure. This is something we have been digging since
> 2015.
>> but I
>> believe you took the wrong decision. Please consider deferring the
>> decision to the technical committe by seeking his advice (point 6.1.3
>> of the constitution
>> https://www.debian.org/devel/constitution.en.html#item-6).
> Will "kind of" do. Read below.
>> On Sun, 25 Nov 2018, Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer wrote:
>> > It seems now clear that the general consensus seems to expect:
>> > = Qt available for both Desktop and ES OpenGL flavours
>> > = If no change is possible, keep arm64 with Desktop OpenGL support
>> I'm not pleased with how this discussion was handled. First of all,
>> you did not leave enough time for all stakeholders to participate in
>> the discussion (started on November 22th, closed November 25th, 3 days,
>> that's not a reasonable timeframe in particular when 2 of the 3 days
>> were in the week-end).
> My most sincere apologies if our timeframe do not fit yours.
> Now, wrt the decision: clearly the situation is very complex, involving many
> different kinds of arm64 devices, drivers, libraries et all. People involved
> have different opinions. We so far have been the proxy between them, be it
> on
> bugs, IRC or whatever other channels our users have to contact us. We prefer
> not to be this proxy anymore (again, read below).
> Besides we (Qt's team) have just learned that the Desktop/ES support is not
> tied to the hardware but to the driver. That's a particularly interesting
> point.
> So:
> To quote my original mail, the "Qt available for both Desktop and ES OpenGL
> flavours" point remains unchanged: if someone wants to make it happen [s]he
> must join the team and support it from the inside. Remember there are little
> chances for this to happen in time for Buster.
> For the second point, "If no change is possible, keep arm64 with Desktop
> OpenGL support", we have this position: we will keep the status quo,
> deferring
> users who want GLES support to Ubuntu.
> *But* we are open to change this for any arch (read it: support either one
> or
> the other technology) as long as the decision is taken by the technical
> committee. As I wrote before, we will keep the status quo, so if anyone is
> interested in any change feel free to contact the TC.
> Regards, Lisandro.
> --
> Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer
> http://perezmeyer.com.ar/
> http://perezmeyer.blogspot.com/

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