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Re: Mesa Graphics Library
- To: Paul Garceau <pgarceau at teleport dot com>
- Subject: Re: Mesa Graphics Library
- From: Mumit Khan <khan at xraylith dot wisc dot edu>
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1998 22:12:44 -0500 (CDT)
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
On Tue, 25 Aug 1998, Paul Garceau wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Has anyone heard of the Mesa Graphics Library? I recently downloaded
> a copy and have been working on attempting to make a native windows port of
> this package using EGCS-Mingw32.
I remember Brian Paul mentioning that someone was working on; this was
a few years ago, and I haven't really kept up with Mesa development
since. Was there nothing about Win32 in the latest distrib?
> Is anyone else working with this library for Gnu-Win32? If so, please let
> me know what you have discovered as I do not want to be forced to re-invent
> the wheel where this graphics lib is concerned.
I'm using MS OpenGL, so haven't had the need. If someone else doesn't do
it, I'll probably give it a shot. Do remember that Mesa can be quite slow
unless; there are some patches to support hardware accelaration, but
only available for a few systems. One of my packages uses Mesa on Linux,
and the slowdown is quite noticable for complex 3D real-time simulation
(wave front propagation). That's probably the only tool I have that runs
faster under Solaris 2.6 than under Linux on the same machine. MS OpenGL
isn't that great either, so ...
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