[Public WebGL] EXT_shader_texture_lod in WebGL2?

Maksims Mihejevs [email protected]
Sat Jan 21 13:46:15 PST 2017

Correct me if I'm wrong.
But ETC2 and EAC is mandatory on OpenGL ES 3.0+ and OpenGL 4.3+ right?
I could not find any information that Nvidia GPU actually supports ETC2 and

On Windows, using ANGLE, there is no OpenGL involved.

So why then we seeing 71% support of WEBGL_compressed_texture_etc on
Desktop Windows? And where there is OpenGL, such as Linux and OSX, we see
only 5% on Linux, and 0% on OSX? :)

I believe, they haven't actually decided anything, and wen't their way
regarding CPU path, unless there is somebody here to prove that I'm wrong.

On 21 January 2017 at 15:55, Florian Bösch <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Maksims Mihejevs <[email protected]>
> wrote:
>> We've seeing already many enormous issues. For example MSAA with ANGLE
>> has CPU path, and is unusable at all, as performance drops insanely. ETC2
>> was another case where CPU path was pushed a lot.
> Are you sure ETC2 is software decoded and put on the GPU plain? Because if
> so, we've had a lengthy debate in 2016 about ETC1 that ended with Jeff
> Gilbert stating:
> Update: The WG is planning on only exposing the extension where there
>> is 'native' support. (Not D3D, maybe not Desktop NV?) We feel this
>> best matches what devs expect when they see support for a compressed
>> texture extension. Compressed image formats are a better delivery
>> mechanism than compressed texture formats, if they're going to be
>> decompressed anyway.
> https://www.khronos.org/webgl/public-mailing-list/archives/
> 1609/msg00074.php
> I don't believe we'll need to have this debate all over again... do we?
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://khronos.org/pipermail/public_webgl_khronos.org/attachments/20170121/f8f028e7/attachment.html>

More information about the public_webgl mailing list