[quake2] Quake 0.16 rc2...

Brendan Burns brendanburns at comcast.net
Sat Sep 25 10:15:53 EDT 2004

Hmm is that true?
I have to admit to a certain amount of ignorance when it comes to this 
stuff, but my understanding was:

	libFoo.so = most generic shared (eg dynamically linked) library
	libFoo.so.1 = version 1 of said library
	libFoo.a = the version of the library for static linking.

In fact on most systems libGL.so is a symbolic pointer to a specific 

For example on my Fedora 2 system at work:

-bash-2.05b$ ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 27 Aug 24 10:22 /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so -> 

So I think loading libGL.so is the most generic thing to do.


On Sep 24, 2004, at 8:40 PM, Ludwig Nussel wrote:

> brendanburns at comcast.net wrote:
>> Thanks for the patch, sorry it didn't make it in previously...
>> I've incorporated everything except the libGL.so -> libGL.so.1.
>> If someone really wants that change, they can send in the
>> gl_driver cvar on the command line.
> Well, that can be said the other way around as well. Loading
> libGL.so is wrong and has always been wrong. libGL.so is only used
> when linking programs and may not be present on non-developer
> systems. It may also point to a different, binary incompatible
> libGL in the furture. At runtime you have to load libGL.so.1.
> cu
> Ludwig
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