Remote OpenGL

Cook, Rich cook47 at
Thu May 26 23:43:05 UTC 2016

The point here is that today it is being *disabled* and in the future it is completely *going away.*  Anyone care to argue with that?  I'd love to be wrong about it.  

> On May 26, 2016, at 3:56 PM, Adam Jackson <ajax at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2016-05-26 at 09:14 +0200, Laurent Lamalle wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have just discovered, through the x11-users at mailing
>> list, that Xorg deprecated some software component (IGLX?) necessary for
>> remote OpenGL viewing.
> As I just said:
> Another awkward thing about this, I suppose, is that on OSX the X server
> is started implicitly on demand and there's no reasonable way to configure
> things like command line options. And, that there's no direct rendering
> support to be had on OSX. So we could probably reasonably change those
> defaults for that platform, since the opportunity for privilege escalation
> is lower as runs unprivileged.
> - ajax
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