Mesa verses Mesa3?

Eric Anholt eta at
Sun Sep 14 17:49:09 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-09-14 at 03:53, jon at wrote:
> Hiya
> I was just wondering why there are separate ports for mesagl and Mesa3... 
> Ports requiring Mesa all seem to want Mesa3, is there any reason to prefer
> that over the other?

You should probably be using XFree86 4.x, which means the only thing the
two mesa packages provide you are libglut, which I don't think has
changed much.

Our Mesa packages really need to get cleaned up I think.  I have
split-out ports for libglut and mesa-demos from 5.0.2 ready, I think,
and I'm working on updating mesagl to 5.0.2 and making it only build for
XFree86 3.3.x users.  In the process, I'll update the USE_MESAing ports
to point to libglut if necessary, update USE_MESA to point to mesagl,
and retire Mesa3 unless there are objections.  Hopefully I'll have time
to do this after the ports freeze ends.

Eric Anholt                                eta at          anholt at

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