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[ogl-sample] Re: [Mesa3d-dev] Re: Thanxs for SGI's GLU 1.3 libs !

To: Brian Paul <brianp@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Olivier Michel <Olivier.Michel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ogl-sample] Re: [Mesa3d-dev] Re: Thanxs for SGI's GLU 1.3 libs !
From: Sven Goethel <sgoethel@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 23:40:56 +0100
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On Monday 27 November 2000 17:44, Brian Paul wrote:
> Olivier Michel wrote:
> > Sven Goethel wrote:
> > > Thanxs a lot !
> > >
> > > How about integrating the SGI GLU Sources to the Mesa distribution ?
> > > Did you asked Brian ?
> >
> > Yes. Brian told me that he would like to see this SGI GLU integrated
> > into Mesa in a forthcoming version of Mesa, but I cannot tell you when.
>
> I haven't started that work either, yet.
>
> > There may be problems with mixing different licenses into a single
> > package... (SGI OSS license is different from Mesa LGPL, don't ask me
> > where!).
>
> The main Mesa library is not LGPL, it's copyrighted XFree86-style.
> There are some other components in the Mesa distro such as GLUT, GLU
> and some drivers which have other copyrights.  It's explained in
> the docs.
>
> The SI GLU copyright is compatible with XFree86 so there should be
> no problem including the sources with Mesa.  The concern I have is
> what to do for people who do not have a C++ compiler.  If they
> can't compile the SI GLU they'll either need to use the old Mesa
> GLU or find a precompiled library for their system.  And until
> they solve that, they can't run many of the Mesa demos, etc.
>
> -Brian

Aehem, well, but how about splitting the Mesa distribution from:
        MesaLib & MesaDemos
to:
        MesaLib & (MesaSGIGLU || MesaGLU) & MesaDemos

where, of course, the MesaSGIGLU is preferred ..

just an idea.

another Q: why do you revert the MesaGLU to GLU 1.1 ?

kind regards, sven
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