[Mesa-dev] Problem building current git with osmesa and no gallium

Brian Paul brianp at vmware.com
Fri Mar 11 08:29:40 PST 2011

On 03/10/2011 08:30 PM, tom fogal wrote:
> Kenneth Graunke<kenneth at whitecape.org>  writes:
>> On Thursday, March 10, 2011 01:17:04 PM Alexander Neundorf wrote:
>>> While at it (sorry for newbie questions), do I need gallium (maybe
>>> swrast) when I want only osmesa rendering into a software buffer ?
>> I don't think OSMesa requires Gallium, but I've never used it.
> Kenneth's correct.  We build OSMesa all the time without gallium.  In
> this case OSMesa uses the swrast driver/backend/whatnot.  The 'xlib'
> driver also uses this backend.
> I believe there is a way to build both of these on top of softpipe --
> the software/reference gallium implementation -- but my project hasn't
> jumped on that boat yet.  Someday.

OSMesa doesn't work with gallium yet.  I'd like to do that sometime 
though.  llvmpipe would be much faster than swrast in many cases.


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