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

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Sun Mar 18 13:35:20 PDT 2012


--- Comment #1 from Benjamin Otte <otte at gnome.org> 2012-03-18 13:35:20 PDT ---
"Hi, I have a buggy piece of proprietary crap. Could you hack around it by
writing a custom linker?"

I do think the correct solution is to ship a libGL for the nvidia drivers that
dynamically loads the nvidia libGL when it's actually loads and not to break ld
or cairo.

That said, I wouldn't object to splitting Cairo into multiple separate libs,
one per lib. But that required too many public symbols that nobody wants to
keep stable last I checked.

I do object though to adding lots of dlsym() calls to Cairo. Cairo is not a

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