[xserver] building xserver with glx but without DRI/DRM

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 17:47:04 PDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Rob Currey <robc at graphon.com> wrote:
> thanks dan ...
> what about non-linuxen? (e.g. solaris-sparc, hp-parisc, hp-ia64, etc)
> perhaps I don;t understand DRI enough, but I thought it was platform
> specific (aka either x86* or linux-only). (also likely I have it confused
> with something else).

I'm not exactly sure what solaris does in this regard, but I believe
they use dri. At least, Alan Coopersmith landed a bunch of patches in
mesa to get it to work on solaris. I'm not really sure how mac handles
glx, either, but it's done in xquartz.

Anyone else, I don't know if they actually use GLX with Xorg. You can
still do software GL in X with the mesa xlib driver. I think it just
fakes the GLX interactions. The server is never involved at all
(beyond normal X rendering) and isn't required to support GLX in that



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