Context: Newbie user of V4.0.7 on Win7 SP1 64-bit platform (100% up to date). AMD FirePro graphics card with full OpenGL support (100% up to date).
I’ve wandered into the OpenGL vs default vs Cairo minefield. As I am still learning to use the various features, I am not sure what behaviour is due to quirks of the “canvas” being used, and what behaviours are due to my ignorance / inexperience with using the tools.
I’ve checked the Forum postings, and postings on the topic of the OpenGL “canvas” are not only 1-3 years old, but were also controversial and meandering.
Would anybody care to post a concise summary of the OpenGL support in V4 and in the soon-to-be-released V5? In particular, should I just stick to one, or another, of the ‘canvases’ during the learning phase for the sake of my own sanity? (I really liked the comment in one post, about a particular behaviour “frying the noodles” of newcomers to KiCad)