Monday, 7 October 2013

Re: EGL Drivers and Mir/Wayland

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:17 AM, Williams, Kyle
<[email protected]> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am still not 100% positive what exactly EGL is, but I saw people talking
> about it on a forum thread, and some were saying that if AMD/Nvidia were to
> release EGL-compatible drivers, these drivers would work with both the Mir
> and Wayland display servers, as they both use EGL. Is this true?

That's correct. Ideally, EGL would be extended to handle
mode-setting/multi-GPU configurations, too. If that is the case,
display servers could theoretically be built on top of pure EGL
drivers.

> Does that
> mean these companies would only have to release one proprietary driver that
> supports EGL and it would work on both Mir and Wayland? I'm not asking
> Ubuntu developers to say what Nvidia or AMD will do, just making a "what if"
> scenario here.
>

If those drivers were available, it would work for any display server, yes.

HTH,

Thomas

> Thanks!
>
> Kyle Williams
>
>
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