mesa and linux

what does mesa do for linux? why do you need it to compile in linux but you don’t in windows?

Mesa is a free implementation of the OpenGL API - it’s not technically OpenGL, but it is pretty much exactly the same, and I believe that the most recent version is fully 1.2 compliant. Windows has their own OpenGL stuff pre-installed (at least that’s my understanding) - on Linux, everything’s up to you.

Incindentally, Mesa is usually pretty easy to install, and once it’s there you can compile GL code just like you would on Windows (that is, if you use gcc on Windows!).


This topic was automatically closed 183 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.