[blfs-dev] Mesa dependencies, was Re: cups and clang

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Sep 4 14:32:48 PDT 2013

On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 10:58:27AM +0000, David Brodie wrote:
> OK, so according to the Mesa web-site, 
> http://www.mesa3d.org/faq.html#part3, there are three s/w rasterizers, 
> viz. classic swrast, softpipe and llvmpipe, so strictly speaking, llvm 
> is only required for the llvmpipe s/w rasterizer, which is supposed to 
> be the fastest.
> David

 Thanks - for some reason I can't get the idea of three competing sw
rasterizers out of my mind : "But you promised _I_ could render
glxgears today".  Think I need to either get out more, or else take
more water with it 8-)

 Anyway, llvmpipe means that llvm should be recommended.

 I've added explanations for why we recommend these, downgraded the
Warning to a Note, and added your link to mesa and Igor's to

 I'm not usre how you manage to keep up to speed on all of this!

das eine Mal als Tragödie, dieses Mal als Farce

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