[jitsi-dev] [jitsi] Jitsi switches to discrete GPU on OS X (#119)


#1

Since a few months opening Jitsi automatically switches to the discrete GPU (both in Mavericks and Yosemite). Obviously this is **horrible** for battery, heat and power consumption.

This is probably related to the use of a newer JRE but since I haven't found a way to turn off the needless switching neither via configuration nor Java environment I though I'd file a bug here since this deal breaker for me still persists after many months...

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#2

For reference: [JDK-8041900](https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8041900). [gfxCardStatus](https://gfx.io/) could be a workaround.

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#3

gfxCardStatus cannot override a forced GPU use as it happens in this case. This has to be fixed in the JRE and/or in the applications using the JRE. I stopped using most Java applications regularly some time ago for other reasons but this is really the nail in the coffin, unfortunately also including Jitsi.

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