mixed OpenGL vendor drivers

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 16:21:11 PST 2010

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 3:38 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> ATI and Nvidia ship separate version of libGL.so, for Linux and probably for
> other operating systems. Now I want to make a Live media with
> "out of the box" fantastic OpenGL support for a wide range of
> graphic cards.
> Is the replacement by vendors of libGL something dictated by the
> architecture of Xorg or the OpenGL spec? What are good solutions to switch
> the library on the fly?
> (That written, I admire the efforts to bring open sourced GL drivers on the
> table. But artists need for work horse graphics really fast drivers.
> Otherwise coe in danger to simply switch the platform.)

Can you legally redistribute ATI/Nvidia's binary drivers?

Back in the Xgl days, someone made a LiveCD to show off the spinning
cube, and in order to make this work distributed the drivers on the
CD. I think they realized (or were told?) that they weren't really
supposed to do that and stopped making the CD.

It's pretty pedantic, but.


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