server, client and general GLX extensions and version numbers

Ioannis Nousias s0238762 at
Mon Dec 4 12:42:13 PST 2006

Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-12-04 at 08:51 -0700, Brian Paul wrote:
>>> I have 1.2 for the server, 1.4 for the client and 1.2 for the third one
>>> the reason I'm asking this is because I have a problem with the 
>>> GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap. It appears in the "server" and "client" 
>>> section, but not in the general one, causing compiz to fail.
>> Not sure about the GL_EXT_texture_from_pixmap stuff.  Ian was the last 
>> person to work on that.
> These symptoms usually occur when trying to use direct rendering.
> GL_EXT_texture_from_pixmap is only supported with indirect rendering
> with AIGLX.
is this a current limitation/bug or a design decision for AIGLX?

I've seen some talks about this on the compiz mailing list and a patch 
for compiz to ignore the fact that the TFP is not advertised in the 
global GLX extensions and make compiz run anyway.

- Ioannis

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