[Mesa-dev] Split libGLU into its own repository?

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Mon Jan 23 06:06:35 PST 2012

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 7:03 AM, Kenneth Graunke <kenneth at whitecape.org> wrote:
> A while back, we split off GLw into a separate repository.  The rationale
> was that GLw should be maintained and released independently from
> Mesa/Gallium since it hardly ever changes and isn't closely tied to the core
> GL and drivers.

Sounds good, I'm happy to see this out of mesa.


> I'd like to do the same for libGLU.  I've split it out, created an new
> autotools build system, and uploaded a repository here:
> git://people.freedesktop.org/~kwg/glu
> It has all the history except for some old build system vestiges, which
> filter-branch ate when I moved files from src/glu to the top-level
> directory.  I doubt anyone cares about those, since you obviously couldn't
> use the old build system anyway.
> I made the installed library libGLU.so.1.3.1, as this ought to be compatible
> with existing binaries.
> If this sounds good to everyone, we can create an official /mesa/glu repo
> and I can go ahead and remove it from the Mesa tree.  We'll also want to cut
> a glu release (though it could possibly wait until Mesa 8.1.)
> One concern I have is that libGLU in Mesa appears to have some build system
> magic for linking against OSMesa instead of libGL.  With the new system, I
> think you would need "pkg-config --libs --cflags gl" to report OSMesa.  I'm
> not sure whether that's an issue or not.
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