[Mesa-dev] libgallium.so and miscelaneous buildsystem patches
keithw at vmware.com
Wed Oct 5 02:39:01 PDT 2011
On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 20:14 +1100, Christopher James Halse Rogers wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-10-05 at 09:24 +0200, Joakim Sindholt wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-10-04 at 17:58 +0200, Fabio wrote:
> > > Can the patches at
> > > http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2011-August/011099.html
> > > be considered for merging?
> > >
> > > Sharing libgallium should save some MB of installed space.
> > And be an ABI nightmare for distributions
> No; it's a private library. Distributions will happily ship a
> libgallium built from exactly the same source that the DRI drivers are
> built from. Indeed, that's what currently happens for those
> distributions with ship with --enable-shared-dricore, and what happens
> in Ubuntu, where we've got this patch series applied in our never-ending
> quest to cram a fully-featured linux system on a 700MB CD.
> Saving 20-odd megabytes is really useful there :)
An alternative would be to build all the drivers into a single library
for maximal sharing.
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