[Mesa-dev] Pure OpenGL|ES 1.1 s/w renderer

Ilyes Gouta ilyes.gouta at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 06:00:35 PDT 2012

Hi Dave,

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 11:12 PM, Jose Fonseca <jfonseca at vmware.com> wrote:
>> Gallium interface seems a good place to cleanly separate state tracking from rendering. Everything is already done for you -- you just need to insert RPC between Mesa state tracker and softpipe pipe driver. I belive that there was even some attempt at doing something similar for virtualization purposes (vgallium I believe, the only URL I could find for it was http://spice-space.org/page/PortingVgalliumToSpice )
> https://github.com/smowton/vgallium
> was the last code drop. I'm playing around with a similar idea
> currently, the main problem of course is that you have to pick a
> version of the gallium interface and start versioning from there. So
> that newer gallium interface features can be added but older ones
> remain supported. So its one of those things that starts off nice the
> first time, but quickly gets worse as the gallium interface diverges
> from the RPC interface you make.

I'd need to start looking into gallium soon! :)

> I'm hacking around with something similar in my spare time at the
> moment, but if someone read the code they'd probably want to not have
> eaten for a while.

Do you have this available in a public repository?


> Dave.

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