[Bf-committers] Static linux version, drop?

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Fri May 22 03:35:23 CEST 2009

Hey Ken,
IMHO +1mb is acceptable to avoid distributing 2 versions of blender,
plus we can easily ask people to compare software and hardware
accelerated OpenGL when they have graphics related problems/crashes -
which are really common in the tracker.

The Mesa library in src/mesa/ is MIT licensed,  GLU (src/glu/mesa) is
GPL so it should be ok, is there any difference from static linking to
including the libs? - both include the lib in blender.

LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE doesn't work for nvidia closed source drivers.

- Campbell

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM, GSR <gsr.b3d at infernal-iceberg.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> khughes at pacific.edu (2009-05-21 at 1627.54 -0700):
>> I think this idea has some merit, but a couple of points:
>> 1) including the mesa GL libs would increase the overall download size
>> by about 1M
>> 2) are there any restriction on redistributing mesa's libGL.so and libGLU.so
> No idea with binary drivers, but the open ones seem to obey
> LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE env var, which would mean no shipping required.
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