Linux OpenGL ABI discussion

Christoph Hellwig hch at
Thu Sep 29 00:49:40 PDT 2005

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 04:07:56PM -0700, Andy Ritger wrote:
> Some of the topics raised include:
>     - minimum OpenGL version required by libGL
>     - SONAME change to libGL
>     - libGL installation path

I think the single most important point is to explicitly disallow
vendor-supplied libGL binaries in the LSB.  Every other LSB componenet
relies on a single backing implementation for a reason, and in practice
the Nvidia libGL just causes endless pain where people acceidentally
link against it.  The DRI libGL should be declare the one and official
one, and people who need extended features over it that aren't in the
driver-specific backend will need to contribute them back.

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