I really do not know. The discussion took place what feels like a year ago. It might have been a less or a bit more. Many designs had been in the market for a year or more before that. I have no idea if hardware makers are tweaking their GPU designs over time.Hi Mark, I understand the desire to protect graphics vendors' interests by making hardware limitation inquiries anonymous. Could you tell us anything about the nature of these shader-limited GPUs? Are they currently being manufactured? Are they 2 years old? 5 years? Desktop? Phone?
I have no idea what the owners might expect.When WebGL starts to take off in a year or two, how old will these minimally ES2 GPUs be? Will the owners of these devices expect WebGL to work on a 5 year old cell phone?
Regarding the future, I refer you to Ken Russell's answer on this
thread. It is much easier to relax restrictions than add them.
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