[mapserver-dev] Status of opengl support in MS 6.0

Toby Rahilly toby.rahilly at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 12:17:02 EDT 2011

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your testing.

I will take a look at the seg fault you are experiencing. Could you
please provide details on your OS environment, and specifically what
exact video card and drivers you are using? Creating a ticket with
these details would be a good idea.

I have tested OpenGL on a few different OS and video card setups
available to me. Unfortunately however, unlike software rendering
OpenGL rendering is very sensitive to both the hardware and operating
system, so it was inevitable that some issues could come out during
beta testing.


On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Daniel Morissette
<dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
> Hi Devs,
> What is the status of OpenGL support in MapServer 6.0? Has it been tested
> much, or at all? Should this feature be labelled as experimental for 6.0? Is
> someone planning to look after it and take ownership of opengl tickets?
> I ask this because I just fixed a compilation issue in the configure script
> that made it more or less impossible to complete a build with opengl enabled
> (#3769)... which made me doubt that this option had been tested much on
> Linux systems. And then I tried to draw a map using the OGL/PNG outputformat
> driver and I got a seg fault in msImageCreateOgl(). I'm happy to create a
> ticket if someone wants to look into it.
> Finally, the RFC needs updating to reflect current status: it dates from dec
> 2008, it has never been formally adopted AFAIK and still refers to MS 5.4
>  http://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-50.html
> Daniel
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