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Re: Kicad support for Linux on PPC


I've just googled and I've found my video baord can support up to OpenGL
3.3. So I suppose the libGL in the Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS has the 3.3 support,
so the board.
Maybe the message referring to shaders is for another issue. But I had the
same even in Kicad 4 shipped with Ubuntu 16.04 PPC and even with Kicad 6
compiled from sources.
Anyway Kicad 5 & 6 are working very good now.

If you need more information please let me know.

Kindest regards,

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:54 AM Gianluca Renzi <icjtqr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes, it is working good. At least with the defaults. I have a ATI Radeon
> HD 4670 PCI-Express video card. The 3d viewer it working blazing fast and
> the pcb editor it works fine with Cairo and default. With OpenGL it says
> "Cannot link shaders" or something similar, but I suppose it is a limit of
> my OpenGL video card support. If you need more data I can do some more
> tests on next Wednesday.
> Best Regards,
> Gianluca
> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 10:48 AM Jean-Samuel Reynaud <js.reynaud@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> According to the user that push to me that patch (Gianluca Renzi, a user
>> of the https://www.powerpc-notebook.org/ project), It's working
>> correctly and 3D look to be fast. So I assume that it's correct in term
>> of OpenGL configuration...
>> Regards,
>> Le 18/02/2019 à 10:23, Tomasz Wlostowski a écrit :
>> > On 17/02/2019 20:47, Wayne Stambaugh wrote:
>> >> Yes but I haven't heard back from Tom.  Since this is primarily his
>> >> code, I would like his input before I merge the PPC64 patch.
>> >
>> > As I said in a similar thread about MIPS support, I'm not opposed to
>> > merge this, I'm just wondering if this PPC64 platform at least supports
>> > OpenGL 2.1, which is practically a must to use kicad 5.1.
>> >
>> > Tom
>> >
> --
> Ciao e buona giornata.
> "GP! In mezzo al campo stai proprio schifoso!"
> Coach M.Russo

Ciao e buona giornata.

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