[lsb-discuss] X11 Extensions for Fullscreen OpenGL
robert.schweikert at mathworks.com
Thu Apr 24 10:57:02 PDT 2008
Jan Emoti wrote:
> Are there other alternatives to using randr, since they say it only
> works with "recent versions of Linux" and there are "still have very
> serious issues" for some hardware?
> Given that randr omits all Radeon R100 series AND GeForce 1-7 series
> parts, would the loss of this massive installed-base discourage ISV's
> from linux?
> Is libXxf86vm not in lsb because it was once not included in Debian
> 3.1r2 on x86?
There are number of considerations for adding interfaces and/or
libraries to the LSB. Here is a list of the most influential criteria.
1.) Interfaces are stable and have been stable for a while
2.) Upstream support and interest in having library and/or interface in
3.) Demand for library and/or specific interface
4.) library and/or interface is available in the distribution versions
we expect to certify agains a certain version of the standard
5.) Is there a reasonable amount of documentation
6.) Are there any unit tests
As you can see the decision process hinges on more than just one
> If this is not the best list for these kind of questions please tell
> me where to go.
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 1:07 PM, Tiago Vignatti <tvignatti at gmail.com
> <mailto:tvignatti at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Jan Emoti escreveu:
> Hi, I am new to this. Just ran lsbappchk and got the following
> DT_NEEDED: libXxf86vm.so.1 is used, but not part of the LSB
> My understanding is this library provides the only way to get
> a fullscreen graphics mode (at least for OpenGL apps).
> On the WheresMyLibrary page's X11 Extension Libraries - 'B'
> list it shows: libXxf86vm - ??: not in spec
> I wonder if there is much interest given that fullscreen is
> important for apps like games, simulators, and screensavers?
> The Database Navigator shows:
> There are 17 applications registered in the database that use
> interfaces from this library (list...).
> There are 23 applications registered in the database that
> require this library (list...).
> The library is absent in 1 distribution.
> Other distributions provide this library. (Around 40).
> Does this mean these apps should use a static version of the
> library? What are the most likely things that could break my apps?
> "libXxf86vm provides an interface to the XFree86-VidModeExtension
> extension, which allows client applications to get and set video
> mode timings in extensive detail. It is used by the xvidtune
> program in particular."
> This library will be nuked soon due randr rework (1.3).
> Tiago Vignatti
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