May 26, 2018
Off-Screen Mesa implementation of the OpenGL API
Mesa is a 3-D graphics library with an API which is very similar to that of OpenGL*. To the extent that Mesa utilizes the OpenGL command syntax or state machine, it is being used with authorization from Silicon Graphics, Inc. However, the author makes no claim that Mesa is in any way a compatible replacement for OpenGL or associated with Silicon Graphics, Inc.
This is a Off-Screen version of Mesa in order to do off-screen rendering in other packages like VTK. Offscreen rendering is useful for a number of things, such as batch processing, parallel processing, and remote processing.