Opened 5 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#4803 closed task (fixed)

plan to remove "force_s3tc_enable" workaround

Reported by: fabio Owned by:
Priority: If Time Permits Milestone: Alpha 24
Component: Build & Packages Keywords:
Cc: Patch:


The S3TC patent expired, so, since mesa 17.3, S3TC support was merged in mesa. The "force_s3tc_enable" env variable support was also removed.

Most distro by now are already providing the external library (or the S2TC alternative version), so this should not be needed anyway (Debian and Ubuntu are doing this since many years).

So, as a cleanup, we may plan to remove the "force_s3tc_enable" support and related code, maybe in 2018, when everyone ships mesa at least 17.3 or is supposed to have the external library.

For reference, see #575 and CompressedTextures.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Stan`, 2 years ago

Milestone: BacklogAlpha 24
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


Refactor HWDetect and rendering options setup.

Remove duplication when setting graphic options by reading the configDB directly. Properly protect the ModIO config keys.

Approved By: linkmauve

Refs #5538

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