[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 1/2] configure.ac: enable building GLES1 and GLES2 by default

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Wed May 27 09:59:29 PDT 2015

On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 27 May 2015 at 11:23, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Wow, I hadn't expected such a hateful comment on GLES1.
>>> Does anyone else want to convince me that GLES1 should burn in hell?
>> So I dug around,
>> commit 4c06853833996d990eb76b195ca5d6838c6f3d6b
>> Author: Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
>> Date:   Wed May 8 18:03:21 2013 -0400
>>     Switch to Mesa master (pre 9.2)
>>     - Fix llvmpipe on big-endian and enable llvmpipe everywhere
>>     - Build vdpau drivers for r600/radeonsi/nouveau
>>     - Enable hardware floating-point texture support
>>     - Drop GLESv1, nothing's using it, let's not start
>> So at least in Fedora 2 years ago, we realised there was no GLES1
>> users in the distro,
>> and we didn't want to encourage any.
>> I suppose some users might exist outside the classic Linux distro
>> world. i.e. android, embedded land.
> At least three other distros have GLES1 - Arch, Debian and OpenSUSE.
> So imho one should just leave the decision to depreciate/kill it off
> to the distros ?

No one is suggesting deleting GLES1.

I think distributions are going to inevitably ship things they have no
reason to, regardless of our defaults, often because they don't know.
The best we can do is guide their hands. If GLES1 is unused, we should
note that in configure.ac to better communicate it to the

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