WebRender rendering is a opt-in feature.
WebRender with PGTK#
Emacs WebRender now supports Emacs PGTK build. To use WebRender with PGTK:
$ ./configure --with-webrender --with-pgtk
WebRender with winit(TAO)#
Winit is a cross-platform window creation and event loop management library. TAO is is a fork of winit which replaces Linux's port to Gtk, adding support for webkit2gtk, and a lot of Desktop Environment features like a menu bar, system tray, global shortcuts etc.
We are only experimenting with them to build a Emacs window system from scratch. It works to some extent. But more details need to be handled before using it in production environment. You've been warned!
$ ./configure --with-webrender --with-winit
$ ./configure --with-webrender --with-winit=tao
OpenGL context creation#
We have implemented three means (Surfman/Glutin/Gtk3) to create a OpenGL context creation for WebRender. If the default one does not work for you. You can try with another one.
- Surfman is used by default with winit/TAO, Glutin can be used if Surfman does not work on your device.
- Gtk3 is used by default with PGTK, and can be used with TAO on UNIX.
Couldn't find any available vsync extension#
If you get "Couldn't find any available vsync extension" runtime panic, enabling 3D acceleration will fix it.
Random crashes with winit(TAO)#
Try building with
$ ./configure --with-webrender --with-winit=tao --enable-winit-pselect
Black screen/flickering with winit(TAO) and glutin on Linux#
TAO uses gtk under the hood on Linux, so you should build with
--with-wr-gl=gtk3 to use gtk's gl context creation and avoid the