Processed: Re: Bug#687988: blender: Fails to display solid objects with r600/gallium3D

Matteo F. Vescovi mfv.debian at
Tue Jan 29 09:50:47 UTC 2013

Hi again!

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Julien Cristau <julien at> wrote:
> The difference is the bug report's history is not in my inbox, and if I
> have to go read the whole bug log it's never going to happen; if
> somebody who already did that (or enough of it to reassign to my
> package) can explain their reasoning and summarise the bug in a mail
> that gets to me, things become much easier.

Right, I completely agree.

So, this is what happened:
Rober Leigh (rleigh) reported that in version 2.63a-1 of blender
package there was a problem in visualizing solid objects (they
disappear), while wireframe objects were displayed perfectly.
At first it seemed to be a blender-related issue, while testing
different solutions Roger came to the conclusion that the problem
resides in MESA rendering drivers (at least for his ATI Readeon
HD6870). He reported Windows, Mac and Linux boxes were tested on
different applications using OpenGL and the issue could not be
reproduced. Only using the software rendering option from Xorg brought
to this situation. While the proprietary driver didn't show any
And then Roger told me (being the only active maintainer) that
probably at this point the better solution would have been to reassign
the bug to MESA package.

This is a brief history of the bug. Hope it's clear enough.

Thanks for educating me about these procedures ;-)


Matteo F. Vescovi
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