Why the GTK+ wayland backend can't be enabled in linux distros, at all

Neil Roberts neil at linux.intel.com
Wed Mar 28 11:50:42 PDT 2012

On Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:07:11 -0400, darxus at chaosreigns.com wrote:

> A) Get cairo-gl to only load libGL when an application requests it:
>    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47480

I've hacked up a patch¹ to implement this because I think it's a good
idea regardless of the problem with the nVidia driver.

Having Cairo explicitly link against libGL makes it awkward to use with
applications that want to use libGLESv2 because you end up linking
against two libraries that provide a GL API and you can end up
accidentally using symbols from the wrong library.

- Neil

1. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47480#c3

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