Component clarification

Thomas Voß thomas.voss at
Tue Nov 5 10:36:34 UTC 2013

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Alexandros Frantzis
<alexandros.frantzis at> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:41:29AM +0800, Daniel van Vugt wrote:
>> Yeah, very good point about "gbm". That confused me when I joined to
>> project too. It should be called "dri", I think.
> What about just "mesa"? I think "mesa" is more recognizable, and
> adequately descriptive of the backend's target driver model and APIs.
> I don't think Mesa has or will have significant competing non-dri
> backends. Having said that, I am fine with either "dri" or "mesa".

I would rather prefer dri as opposed to mesa. Although your argument
is technically correct, there is the difference of interface name
(dri) and implementation (mesa) and I tend to favor the interface name

> Whatever the final choice, I think this is something we are better off
> doing early in the cycle (i.e. soon), since it's when we have a window
> for non-feature oriented work.




> Thanks,
> Alexandros
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