Developing In Linux With OpenGL

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    Developing In Linux With OpenGL

    OK, so before I accidentally switched to Linux, I was working with OpenGL on Windows make some arcade game clones. From searching it appears that there are a few library's to choose from that implement OpenGL with Linux (I think). I'm completly new to Linux and don't know what libs, dll's (or the Linux equivalent), and headers I need. If someone could link me to and article they know of, or just briefly explain that would be awesome.

    Thank you,
    David

    edit: Using codeblocks btw

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    Most X11 installs include the OpenGL headers and libraries. You'll need to include GL/glx.h, GL/gl.h, and you'll probably want GL/glu.h.

    The names of the libraries you need to link with escape me right now. They might be as simple as libgl and libglu.

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    I think its the xlibmesa? When I was working in Windows I had to link the libs aswell, Is there anything I need to link in Linux?

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    With GCC or g++, to link to a library called libsomething.a, you use the -lsomething command line option, after everything else. The -l (lowercase L) options have to be after the source and/or object files for the options to be applied to them.

    I'm not sure exactly which libraries you need to link to, but AverageSoftware's suggestion sounds about right.
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    $ gcc *.o -lGL -lGLu
    Note that on Linux, the case of the libraries matters too, so try uppercase and lowercase.
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    Actually I found it was called mesa-common-dev. It also installed .so lib files which is what I was asking about.

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    Also, try listing GLu before GL.
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