[cairo-bugs] [Bug 47480] New: dynamically load libGL when an application requests a GL context

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Sun Mar 18 13:17:29 PDT 2012


             Bug #: 47480
           Summary: dynamically load libGL when an application requests a
                    GL context
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: cairo
           Version: 1.10.3
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: gl backend
        AssignedTo: cairo-bugs at cairographics.org
        ReportedBy: darxus at chaosreigns.com
         QAContact: cairo-bugs at cairographics.org

There is a problem where cairo-gl used with an Nvidia proprietary driver causes
excessive memory usage, enough that Ubuntu deemed it unusable, and completely
removed cairo-gl: 

One suggested solution was to get cairo-gl to only load libGL when an
application actually requests a GL context: 

This seems like a good idea in general.

I believe I just confirmed this problem still exists: 

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