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The GLX Rewrite Lands For X.Org Server 1.15

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Published on 29 October 2013 03:39 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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X.Org Server 1.15 hasn't been too exciting with not many prominent changes, but just ahead of the closure of the merge window, but the GLX rewrite has landed. The GLX rewrite will simplify the X.Org Server's use of OpenGL and drops a whole lot of code in the process.

For those not familiar with the "GLX rewrite" for the X.Org Server, see The X.Org Server's GLX Is Being Rewritten. This rewrite has largely been the work of Adam Jackson at Red Hat. The revised GLX code was published one week ago and then merged today.

With removing duplicated GLX implementations, there's only three thousand lines of new code while dropping over 41 thousand lines of code from the xorg-server. The X.Org Server now expects to just be linked against the GL API. Here's the commit making the major X.Org Server GLX changes for the 1.15 release that should be released as stable around the end of the calendar year.

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