Archive for May 2nd, 2008
Today I reworked the mesa and xorg-server ebuilds to do things the cool way with the latest git sources. Mesa added an autoconf build, thanks to Dan Nicholson, which makes the ebuild a lot simpler and less error-prone by being more standardized. There’s no XCB support yet–if nobody else adds it, I’ll probably do it eventually. It’s just autoconf, no automake, so the installation side of the ebuild stayed pretty complex. There’s a few strange things going on with what headers mesa installs that I haven’t looked into besides just deleting them.
Also, these updates incorporate the first major step to removing the extra copy of the mesa source code used to build xorg-server. The GLcore module is now built within mesa instead of xorg-server, thanks to George Sapountzis. This created a circular dependency between xorg-server and mesa, so I made a new ebuild called mesa-glcore. Unfortunately this means that libmesa.a still gets built twice. The other half of getting the mesa source out of the xorg-server build is libglx, and I’m hoping someone does it soon (hint, hint!).
This work is all available in the Gentoo x11 overlay, which you can add with the simple command `layman -a x11`.