Introduction to Cogl

Cogl is a modern 3D graphics API with associated utility APIs designed to expose the features of 3D graphics hardware using a direct state access API design, as opposed to the state-machine style of OpenGL.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Cogl Dependencies


Cairo-1.14.10, gdk-pixbuf-2.36.11, GLU-9.0.0, Mesa-17.2.3, Pango-1.40.12, and Wayland-1.14.0



gst-plugins-base-1.12.3, GTK-Doc-1.26, SDL-1.2.15, and SDL2-2.0.6

User Notes:

Installation of Cogl

Install Cogl by running the following commands:



This package may occasionally fail when building with multiple processors. See Using Multiple Processors for more information.

sed -i 's/^#if COGL/#ifdef COGL/' cogl/winsys/cogl-winsys-egl.c &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-gles1 --enable-gles2         \
    --enable-{kms,wayland,xlib}-egl-platform                    \
    --enable-wayland-egl-server                                 &&

To test the results, issue: make check. The tests should be run from an X terminal on the hardware accelerated Xorg Server.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gles1: This switch enables support for OpenGL ES 1.1.

--enable-gles2: This switch enables support for OpenGL ES 2.0.

--enable-{kms,wayland,xlib}-egl-platform: These switches enable support for KMS, Wayland and Xlib EGL platforms. They are required for GNOME Wayland support.

--enable-wayland-egl-server: This switch enables Cogl's Wayland Server API which is required for GNOME Wayland support.

--enable-cogl-gst: This switch enables gstreamer support.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,, and, and optional libraries and /usr/lib/gstreamer-1.0/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/cogl and /usr/share/cogl

Short Descriptions

is the OpenGL ES 2.0 integration library for Cogl.

is the Pango integration library for Cogl.

is an object oriented GL/GLES Abstraction/Utility Layer library.

Last updated on 2017-08-30 22:05:52 -0500