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Re: [Public WebGL] Weird alpha issue.
- To: "Mo, Zhenyao" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [Public WebGL] Weird alpha issue.
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- Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:16:16 -0700
- Cc: "Steve Baker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Benoit Jacob" <email@example.com>, "public webgl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Yep - it looks fine in the Canary build under Windows with --use-gl=desktop.
Presumably that's the difference though. Under Linux, Chrome is forced to
use OpenGL because it's the only game in town. If there is no
destination-alpha bug in Chrome/OpenGL then that explains what I'm seeing.
You're not seeing my problem with ANGLE right now because it's broken and
you don't see anything at all (neither do I since it auto-upgraded
sometime yesterday). The older Windows build I have been using (sorry - I
don't have the version number to hand right now) runs ANGLE OK - and there
the background-leakage bug is more or less the same as in Minefield...but
I don't think there is a common cause because Minefield under Linux uses
OpenGL and it's also broken.
I'd guess that ANGLE is ignoring "alpha:false" in getCompositor and
returning me a destination-alpha canvas come-what-may - but OpenGL is
doing the right thing.
> I tried your test case with top-of-tree Chrome on Mac and Windows.
> Both do not have the background leaking issue you saw here. Can you
> try the same build and confirm?
> For the Windows build, you need to pass in --use-gl=desktop flag.
> Apparently there is a bug in ANGLE, so without the flag you won't see
> the WebGL canvas at all - at least that's the case on my machine.
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Steve Baker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> OK - I finally have a reasonably simple test case at:
>> ...I apologize if some of the code doesn't look exactly pretty - it's
>> been brutally ripped out of a 5000 line application. The checkerboard
>> background helps you see the blending issues clearly - but it's a bit
>> hard on the eyes!
>> We should see a dark brown canvas on a checkerboard background - with a
>> chair and a grey translucent 'smoke puff' slicing through it.
>> * The only setup that I've found seems to display it "correctly" (ie
>> without dest-alpha) is Chrome under Linux/64bit...but I don't have a Mac
>> to test on so we'll give Safari the benefit of the doubt right now.
>> * Minefield lets the background 'leak' through the image (presumably
>> because we can't shut off destination-alpha because of bug 539771.
>> (That's a **REALLY** serious bug!)
>> * Chrome under Windows7/32bit also lets the background leak through -
>> but does a weird compositing job.
>> * None of the browsers are getting the alpha=0 thing right.
>> * If you remove the "alpha:false" from the getContext call - you can
>> also see that Chrome and Minefield composite the resulting dest-alpha
>> canvas differently.
>>> If you go to about:config and set
>>> Does that make a difference?
>> No...no difference at all.
>>> If yes, you have found a bug in our accelerated compositing code.
>>> If no, we can't conclude anything.
>> Oh. :-(
>> -- Steve
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