opengl support in wine

Stefan Dösinger stefandoesinger at
Thu Dec 1 12:54:16 CST 2005

> There is absolutely no reason not to link with directly:
> Even if you make OpenGL a hard dependency, nothing will break. Just
> announce it well so that everybody understands the change and make
> --disable-opengl the default
> option. Now everyone can get wine and it will work out-of-the-box and
> those who want
> opengl can enable it (and the distribution packagers should make sure
> wine depends on
> opengl when building the package).
I do not agree with this suggestion. How many users want(or have to) override 
glx funtions, and how many users just build Wine from source and want OpenGL 
and Direct3D support?

It WILL lead to much confusion among users if OpenGL is disabled by default, 
no matter how well you annouce it. And those who know how to hook library 
functions will know about dynamic loading vs. linking at build time.

As a consent, I could think of a configure option --link-opengl, but I am not 
the one to decide this, and I think that too many options aren't really good 

Why do you want to hook GL functions? I consider this a hacky workaround for 
bugs which should be fixed otherwise, but I might be wrong with this. The 
only thing I know is a workaround for the fglrx driver, but for Wine, this 
was fixed elsewhere.


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