[Mesa-dev] Remove classic drivers or fork src/mesa for gallium?

Bas Nieuwenhuizen bas at basnieuwenhuizen.nl
Sun Mar 29 23:04:02 UTC 2020

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:36 PM Eric Engestrom <eric at engestrom.ch> wrote:
> On 2020-03-29 at 20:58, Jason Ekstrand <jason at jlekstrand.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 11:45 AM Kristian Høgsberg <hoegsberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > As for loading, doesn't glvnd solve that?
> >
> > Not really.  There are still problems if you have HW drivers from both
> > repos on the same system and someone has to decide which one to use.
> > We would either have to come up with a good solution to that problem
> > or we would have to delete/disable all of the drivers still in master
> > in the LTS branch.  In any case, there are real problems to solve
> > there.
> That's a simple packaging issue, and IMO it's ok to just say in the announcement
> email "this 'legacy drivers' branch also contains old versions of the new
> drivers. If you ship both these and a modern version of Mesa, make sure
> not to build the same drivers from both trees".
> Packagers will then pick the right `-D{dri,gallium,vulkan}-drivers=` lists
> to avoid collisions on their distros.

Wouldn't this be much safer anyway with a small patch to remove those
"new" drivers from the meson options list?

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