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GLXCOPYCONTEXT(3G)						   OpenGL Manual						GLXCOPYCONTEXT(3G)

NAME
glXCopyContext - copy state from one rendering context to another C SPECIFICATION
void glXCopyContext(Display * dpy, GLXContext src, GLXContext dst, unsigned long mask); PARAMETERS
dpy Specifies the connection to the X server. src Specifies the source context. dst Specifies the destination context. mask Specifies which portions of src state are to be copied to dst. DESCRIPTION
glXCopyContext copies selected groups of state variables from src to dst. mask indicates which groups of state variables are to be copied. mask contains the bitwise OR of the same symbolic names that are passed to the GL command glPushAttrib(). The single symbolic constant GLX_ALL_ATTRIB_BITS can be used to copy the maximum possible portion of rendering state. The copy can be done only if the renderers named by src and dst share an address space. Two rendering contexts share an address space if both are nondirect using the same server, or if both are direct and owned by a single process. Note that in the nondirect case it is not necessary for the calling threads to share an address space, only for their related rendering contexts to share an address space. Not all values for GL state can be copied. For example, pixel pack and unpack state, render mode state, and select and feedback state are not copied. The state that can be copied is exactly the state that is manipulated by the GL command glPushAttrib(). An implicit glFlush() is done by glXCopyContext if src is the current context for the calling thread. NOTES
A process is a single execution environment, implemented in a single address space, consisting of one or more threads. A thread is one of a set of subprocesses that share a single address space, but maintain separate program counters, stack spaces, and other related global data. A thread that is the only member of its subprocess group is equivalent to a process. ERRORS
BadMatch is generated if rendering contexts src and dst do not share an address space or were not created with respect to the same screen. BadAccess is generated if dst is current to any thread (including the calling thread) at the time glXCopyContext is called. GLXBadCurrentWindow is generated if src is the current context and the current drawable is a window that is no longer valid. GLXBadContext is generated if either src or dst is not a valid GLX context. SEE ALSO
glPushAttrib(), glXCreateContext(), glXIsDirect() COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 1991-2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc. This document is licensed under the SGI Free Software B License. For details, see http://oss.sgi.com/projects/FreeB/. AUTHORS
opengl.org opengl.org 06/10/2014 GLXCOPYCONTEXT(3G)

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GLXCREATENEWCONTEXT(3G) 					   OpenGL Manual					   GLXCREATENEWCONTEXT(3G)

NAME
glXCreateNewContext - create a new GLX rendering context C SPECIFICATION
GLXContext glXCreateNewContext(Display * dpy, GLXFBConfig config, int render_type, GLXContext share_list, Bool direct); PARAMETERS
dpy Specifies the connection to the X server. config Specifies the GLXFBConfig structure with the desired attributes for the context. render_type Specifies the type of the context to be created. Must be one of GLX_RGBA_TYPE or GLX_COLOR_INDEX_TYPE. share_list Specifies the context with which to share display lists. NULL indicates that no sharing is to take place. share_list Specifies whether rendering is to be done with a direct connection to the graphics system if possible (True) or through the X server (False). DESCRIPTION
glXCreateNewContext creates a GLX rendering context and returns its handle. This context can be used to render into GLX windows, pixmaps, or pixel buffers. If glXCreateNewContext fails to create a rendering context, NULL is returned. If render_type is GLX_RGBA_TYPE, then a context that supports RGBA rendering is created. If config is GLX_COLOR_INDEX_TYPE, then context supporting color-index rendering is created. If render_type is not NULL, then all display-list indexes and definitions are shared by context render_type and by the newly created context. An arbitrary number of contexts can share a single display-list space. However, all rendering contexts that share a single display-list space must themselves exist in the same address space. Two rendering contexts share an address space if both are nondirect using the same server, or if both are direct and owned by a single process. Note that in the nondirect case, it is not necessary for the calling threads to share an address space, only for their related rendering contexts to share an address space. If share_list is True, then a direct-rendering context is created if the implementation supports direct rendering, if the connection is to an X server that is local, and if a direct-rendering context is available. (An implementation may return an indirect context when share_list is True.) If share_list is False, then a rendering context that renders through the X server is always created. Direct rendering provides a performance advantage in some implementations. However, direct-rendering contexts cannot be shared outside a single process, and they may be unable to render to GLX pixmaps. NOTES
glXCreateNewContext is available only if the GLX version is 1.3 or greater. If the GLX version is 1.1 or 1.0, the GL version must be 1.0. If the GLX version is 1.2, then the GL version must be 1.1. If the GLX version is 1.3, then the GL version must be 1.2. ERRORS
NULL is returned if execution fails on the client side. GLXBadContext is generated if render_type is not a GLX context and is not NULL. GLXBadFBConfig is generated if config is not a valid GLXFBConfig. BadMatch is generated if the context to be created would not share the address space or the screen of the context specified by render_type. BadAlloc is generated if the server does not have enough resources to allocate the new context. BadValue is generated if config is not a valid visual (for example, if a particular GLX implementation does not support it). SEE ALSO
glXChooseFBConfig(), glXCreateContext(), glXDestroyContext(), glXGetFBConfigs(), glXGetFBConfigAttrib(), glXIsDirect(), glXMakeContextCurrent() COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 1991-2006 Silicon Graphics, Inc. This document is licensed under the SGI Free Software B License. For details, see http://oss.sgi.com/projects/FreeB/. AUTHORS
opengl.org opengl.org 06/10/2014 GLXCREATENEWCONTEXT(3G)
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