Friday, March 19th, 2010
I was on a panel at OSBC with Dave Mcallister of Adobe and Brian Goldfarb of Microsoft. I wanted to talk to Brian about canvas in IE9 but held off until later where I even offered the community up to write the IE code ;)
Someone off the record told me last week “it is coming… don’t worry” but that is rumor. And then Russell Leggett sent me a link to a piece by AMD on IE9 and GPU usage that had two interesting quotes:
The <canvas> element will be accelerated on the GPU via Direct2D and will enable hardware accelerated rendering contexts for application development, improving visual display, reducing CPU usage, and improving power usage.
AMD is working with multiple teams at Microsoft to ensure that technologies such as IE and Silverlight continue to move the PC platform forward.
Put us out of our misery Microsoft. Don’t make us create a http://petitionforie9tohavecanvas.com website ;)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:23 am