I don't know about closed driver but i think they use their own libgl so their should not be any problem.
Originally Posted by edged
App doesn't need to be recompiled, this interface change are btw the mesa driver and the X server, app never see this layer directly, they call into libGL.
I second that having a good tutorial for less experienced users about how to recompile Xorg from git would be most appreciated. I can redo drm, mesa, ddx just fine, but even following the directions here http://wiki.x.org/wiki/ModularDevelopersGuide I could never get a new xorg which worked 100%.
Debian and other distros are also only shipping the stable Xorg branch, 1.4, so this would be nice for many reasons.