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Firefox 94 brings EGL on X11 for Intel/AMD users; now available for download

Mozilla Firefox 94 is now available for download. The latest version of Mozilla Firefox on Linux adds EGL (OpenGL) API support. - Community submission by Kunal Chowdhury, 9to6linux (Editor) on
Firefox 94 brings EGL on X11 for Intel/AMD users; now available for download

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Firefox 94 brings EGL on X11 for Intel/AMD users; now available for download

Mozilla Firefox 94 is now available for download. The latest version of Mozilla Firefox on Linux adds EGL (OpenGL) API support for handling graphics context management. This is applicable on X11 for Intel/AMD users who are using the recent Mesa graphics stack.

Historically Linux comes with GLX (OpenGL X11 extension) but that era is finally ending and we’re moving forward to EGL which promises all the goodness you can expect from modern graphics subsystem…or you can create a texture over graphics memory at least, says Martin Stransky.

Those who don't know about EGL, it is a new Linux desktop perspective which is being used mainly by Wayland, Android and other small devices.

EGL is required because it provides EGLImages, an object which is created over a piece of GPU memory and being shared with different processes.

EGLImage allows to use GPU memory in a very creative way.

Once you have support for EGL in your Firefox Web Browser, you will see a faster WebGL rendering on your browser.

If you are looking for EGL support, update your Mozilla Firefox now!