Reg: AIGLX architecture & it's difference from DRI

Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Sep 1 05:32:43 PDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 05:54:30PM +0530, Rahaman wrote:
> I was analyzing the Mesa code when i need to build Mesa for DRI using
> make linux-dri.I find that there is some interface files e.g.
> dri_interface.h using which client program &  links to
> the actual 3D driver(vendor provided <hw>
> But as there is no standard API defined for DRI ( e.g. creating
> context/drawable etc), so my question is whoever (vendor) implements
> their OpenGL implementation for DRI/DRM will they be Mesa
> compliant?Otherwise, if my program already links to Mesa, then can i use
> vendor's provided OR, i have to replace Mesa with the
> vendor provided <hw>

You said it yourself -- dri_interface is it.  Replacing with doesn't make any sense: it's like asking if I can replace a
plane with a catering trolley.

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