On Wed, Sep 28, 2022 at 8:12 AM Julian Sikorski <belegdol(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Am 27.09.22 um 20:01 schrieb Frantisek Zatloukal:
> since this mesa change (
) in F37 and rawhide, the mesa package lost support for vaapi accelerated encoding and
decoding of h264, h265 and decoding of vc1 (
> It seems like a big regression from F36 for users with GPUs with open
> source drivers (mainly AMD, maybe nVidia/other non x86...), that affects
> common use-cases of Fedora Workstation, like watching videos, in-house
> game streaming, attending online meetings and many more.
> I'd like to ask:
> - Can somebody elaborate on reasons to change something that was working
> in Fedora for some time already?
> - Is there any short/mid/long term plan to improve the situation?
> - Would it be possible to provide vaapi support at least as an rpmfusion
> addon to alleviate the fallout in the short term?
While I can relate to the rationale to some extent, the amount of
breakage caused by patents is slowly pushing me towards considering
moving to a new distro. I am probably not the only one. This could be
the proverbial straw breaking the camel's back.
Recently, I experienced that the German AusweisApp, which already
required entering the ID card PIN on the phone , has stopped working
altogether . This is due to hobbled openssl Fedora ships. There is no
openssl-freeworld in RPM Fusion, probably because it would need to be
I think we need to have the crypto function hobbling stuff
re-evaluated entirely, it *might* no longer be needed (IANAL). Please
raise it on the legal@ list.
For mesa, there is apparently also little interest in maintaining a
mesa-freeworld package . The discontent with ffmpeg moving to fedora
a while ago also seems to have been primarily caused by the monolithic
nature of ffmpeg. On the other hand, gstreamer plugins seem not to be a
As one of the ffmpeg maintainers, I'm actively working on workarounds
for the problem. And I've talked to my counterparts in RPM Fusion
about the issue as well. We're all trying to figure this out.
真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!