[cairo] cairo-egl using libepoxy

Bryce Harrington bryce at osg.samsung.com
Mon Oct 27 08:07:14 PDT 2014

On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 03:58:35PM +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> Given recent reports that cairo-egl performance is somewhat decent, i'm
> interested in re-evaluating using it in Gtk+ in some cases. However, the
> current backend uses either GLX or EGL and links directly to the backing
> library, which is a non-started for Gtk+ which wants to ship a single
> library that supports both X11 (GLX) and wayland (EGL).
> The recent GL support in Gtk+ handles this by using libepoxy:
> https://github.com/anholt/libepoxy
> This is a very nice wrapper for GL that dlopens either of the backends
> and allows you to write very nice generic code using the standard gl
> function names which gets retargeted to the right backing library
> automatically.
> Whats the chances of switching cairo to using this library too?

It seems most people are favorable to the idea whom I've talked to.
Not sure how much effort it'd require, though.
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