Remote OpenGL

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Fri May 27 18:06:16 UTC 2016

You do know that Adam is one of the core X server maintainers, right?
If he says you're wrong, then I believe him and you should too.  (Though
the mail he points to says you're only half wrong - yes it is disabled by
default today, but no, we've not announced any plans to make it completely
go away.)


On 05/26/16 04:43 PM, Cook, Rich wrote:
> 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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