Created attachment 217637 [details]
Altivec on powerpc64 works just fine with pixman. Attached is also a patch for runtime feature detection.
Where is the patch from? If you created it, can you submit it upstream as well?
Sure, I will send it upstream.
There is no need to wait for it to be included upstream, you can add it as a patch in the FreeBSD ports tree. I just want it to be added upstream as well, so that we don't have to carry it locally forever. Apologies if it was unclear.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Sun Aug 30 15:28:30 UTC 2020
New revision: 547064
x11/pixman: support AltiVec on powerpc64
Altivec on powerpc64 works just fine with pixman. Also add a patch to fix runtime AltiVec detection on FreeBSD.
Since pixman-ppc.c requires newer GCC, add USES=compiler:c11.
Approved by: zeising (maintainer)
Ah, I was misunderstood.
I'm not going to wait, I just wanted to write the previous message, close the PR and commit the patch.
You wrote your message between me closing the PR and commiting the patch. So I guess I'm the one who should apologize.