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The EGL-Registry repository contains the EGL API and Extension Registry, including specifications, reference pages and reference cards, and the enumerant registry. It is also used as a backing store for the web view of the registry at ; commits to the master branch of this repository will be reflected there.

In the past, the EGL registry was maintained in a public Subversion repository. The history in that repository has not been imported to github, but it is still available at .

Interesting files in this repository include:

  • index.php - toplevel index page for the web view. This relies on PHP include files found elsewhere on and so is not very useful in isolation.
  • registry.tcl - extension number registry. Documents the names and index numbers assigned to EGL extension specifications.
  • api/egl.xml - extension enumerant and API registry. Defines the EGL API, including extensions, and is used to generate headers. Documents the EGL enumerant ranges assigned to different vendors.
  • api/EGL/ and api/KHR/ - header files used by an EGL implementation. EGL/eglext.h and EGL/egl.h are generated from egl.xml. The other headers are handcoded and express OS and window system (platform) dependencies.
  • extensions/ - EGL extension specifications, grouped into vendor-specific subdirectories.
  • sdk/ - EGL reference pages and reference cards. There are separate sets for each API version.
  • specs/ - EGL specification documents.

Reserving EGL Enumerant Ranges

EGL enumerants are documented in api/egl.xml . New ranges can be allocated by proposing a pull request to master modifying this file, following the existing examples. Allocate ranges starting at the lowest free values available (search for “Reservable for future use”). Ranges are not officially allocated until your pull request is accepted into master. At that point you can use values from your assigned range for API extensions.

Adding Extension Specifications

Extension specification documents can be added by proposing a pull request to master, adding the specification .txt file and related changes under extensions/<vendor>/filename.txt. Your pull request must also:

  • Allocate an extension number in registry.tcl (follow the existing <extension> examples, search for “Next free extension number”, and use the lowest available extension number).
  • Include that extension number in the extension specification document.
  • Define the interfaces introduced by this extension in api/egl.xml, following the examples of existing extensions. If you have difficulty doing this, consult the registry schema documentation in the GL registry at; you may also create Issues in the EGL-Registry repository to request help.
  • Verify that the EGL headers regenerate properly after applying your XML changes. In the api/ directory, you must be able to do the following without errors:
    # Validate XML changes
    make validate
    # Verify headers build and are legal C
    make clobber
    make tests
  • Finally, add a link from the extensions section of index.php to the extension document, using the specified extension number, so it shows up in the web view (this could in principle be generated automatically from registry.tcl / egl.xml, but isn't at present).

Sometimes extension text files contain inappropriate UTF-8 characters. They should be restricted to the ASCII subset of UTF-8 at present. They can be removed using the iconv Linux command-line tool via

iconv -c -f utf-8 -t ascii filename.txt

(see internal Bugzilla issue 16141 for more).

We may transition to an asciidoc-based extension specification format at some point.