mesa and xserver question

Adam Jackson ajax at
Tue Dec 5 14:21:06 PST 2006

On Sunday 03 December 2006 18:10, Arkadiusz Miskiewicz wrote:
> Some time ago there was a thread ,,fixing the recurring Mesa build
> problem'' trying to fix small problem with building xserver with different
> mesa versions.
> I have a basic question - why Mesa sources are needed to build xserver?
> xserver build stuff includes some mesa source files and later links them
> into non-public libtool library and uses it - why all these required files
> are not in separate public mesa library which later would be linked with
> xserver?

Because it's not a stable ABI that we feel like publishing, and in principle 
we should be able to build the software indirect renderer from Mesa directly.

- ajax
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