Fixing the mess that is XvMC?
spyderous at gentoo.org
Fri Oct 29 10:53:59 PDT 2004
On Fri, 2004-10-29 at 10:00 -0700, Kendall Bennett wrote:
> It seems to me that the best solution to this problem would be for the
> libXvMC library to make a call to the X driver to retrieve the name of
> the client side vendor library to use (just like Windows does for OpenGL
> ICD drivers). Then the libXvMC library could abstract all this away from
> the client programs and take care of this by automatically using dlopen()
> on the appropriate vendor library at runtime, without the client programs
> having to do or know anything about the chipset specific vendor
> Since this does not exist at present, I would like to work on making this
> happen. Since I am not familiar with how to write a private interface
> between the client code and the X driver, can someone help me write the
> interface code to pass the client library name back from the X driver?
http://freedesktop.org/pipermail/xorg/2004-September/003085.html and the
rest of the thread may interest you.
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