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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] ui: use libexpoxy

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] ui: use libexpoxy
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 15:48:04 +0200

On Di, 2015-05-12 at 14:10 +0100, Peter Maydell wrote:
> On 12 May 2015 at 14:04, Gerd Hoffmann <address@hidden> wrote:
> > libepoxy does the opengl extension handling for us.
> >
> > It also is helpful for trouble-shooting as it prints nice error messages
> > instead of silently failing or segfaulting in case we do something
> > wrong, like using gl commands not supported by the current context.
> How widely supported is this library? How long has it been around,
> is it carried by all the distros, does it work ok on OSX and Windows?
> I'm a bit uncertain about adding dependencies that would limit the
> scope where we can provide important functionality like 3D
> acceleration.


It is relatively new (a bit more than a year old), supposed to work on
both osx and windows (didn't test myself though), and it seems to be
commonly included in distros (although newer versions only).


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