mesa and xserver question

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue Dec 5 15:07:53 PST 2006

On 12/5/06, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> 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.

Kristian Høgsberg mentioned a while back about putting this into Mesa.

There are some patches in that thread.


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