mesa and xserver question
michel at tungstengraphics.com
Wed Dec 6 01:03:38 PST 2006
On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 15:07 -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On 12/5/06, Adam Jackson <ajax at nwnk.net> 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.
There's also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6355 .
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