The Mesa Demos package contains a large number of OpenGL demonstration and test programs.
These programs were previously distributed as the MesaDemos-x.y.z.tar.gz package released in conjunction with the MesaLib-x.y.z.tar.gz package. The demos are separated now since they don't change often and aren't tied to a particular version of Mesa.
Note that the Mesa demos should be usable with any OpenGL implementation; not just Mesa.
The latest version of the Mesa demos can be found on the freedesktop.org FTP site.
The Mesa demos git repository can be obtained with:
git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/demos
Or, if you're a developer:
git clone git+ssh://USERNAME@git.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/demos
The Mesa demos can be built with autoconf or CMake.
You'll need glew version 1.5.4 or later and glut or freeglut (runtime libraries and header files).
If you're using an RPM-based Linux distro you can install these items with:
yum install glew glew-devel yum install freeglut freeglut-devel
And if you're using a Debian based Linux distro you can install these items with:
apt-get install libglew-dev freeglut3-dev
Run ./configure --help to see the options available for building the demos.
Otherwise, just run ./configure ; make to build the demos.
See the CMake documentation for more information about CMake.
cmake . make
Create a Toolchain.cmake file containing:
# the name of the target operating system set (CMAKE_SYSTEM_NAME Windows) # which compilers to use for C and C++ set (CMAKE_C_COMPILER i586-mingw32msvc-gcc) set (CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER i586-mingw32msvc-g++) set (CMAKE_RC_COMPILER i586-mingw32msvc-windres) # here is the target environment located set (CMAKE_FIND_ROOT_PATH /usr/i586-mingw32msvc) # adjust the default behaviour of the FIND_XXX() commands: # search headers and libraries in the target environment, search # programs in the host environment set (CMAKE_FIND_ROOT_PATH_MODE_PROGRAM NEVER) set (CMAKE_FIND_ROOT_PATH_MODE_LIBRARY ONLY) set (CMAKE_FIND_ROOT_PATH_MODE_INCLUDE ONLY)
Create a Cache.cmake file containing:
set (GLEW_INCLUDE_DIR "/path/to/glew/include" CACHE PATH "" FORCE) set (GLEW_glew_LIBRARY "/path/to/glew/lib/libglew32.a" CACHE FILEPATH "" FORCE) set (GLUT_INCLUDE_DIR "/path/to/glut/include" CACHE PATH "" FORCE) set (GLUT_glut_LIBRARY "/path/to/glut/lib/libglut32.a" CACHE FILEPATH "" FORCE)
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/install -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=MinSizeRel -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=/path/to/Toolchain.cmake -C /path/to/Cache.cmake make make install
Read this for more information about CMake and MinGW cross compilation.
Look in the src/ directory for these sub-directories, among others:
If you have trouble building or using the Mesa demos, you can post to the Mesa users mailing list.
If your question is especially technical, you can try the to the Mesa dev mailing list.
Bugs in the demos can be reported to the Mesa bug database. Choose Component="Demos" in the drop-down list.