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    Junior Member Regular Contributor Heiko's Avatar
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    OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    Website phoronix claims that the new nvidia beta drivers for linux have support for the unreleased OpenGL 3.2 standard. The change log of nvidia doesn't say anything about the new spec, but one of the screenshots on Phoronix does indeed show that the nvidia panel says it supports version 3.2 of OpenGL.

    Read it here: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...gl32&num=1

    Any thoughts? I was indeed expecting something for siggraph as is mentioned in the article, but didn't expect to hear about OpenGL 3.2 for the first time like this. According to the article no new hardware is required for the new spec (which makes sense because OpenGL 3.0/3.1 already requires DirectX 10 class hardware... besides AMD's DirectX 10.1 hardware there is nothing newer than that on the market yet).

    I wonder which of the extensions will become requirements for OpenGL 3.2... perhaps they finaly include the geometry shader, because AMD has taken its first steps in their drivers towards support of them...

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    Re: OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    Well, it's not like NVIDIA doesn't sit on the ARB. They know what's coming down the pipe. And they're more proactive than ATI about OpenGL, so they're probably planning on GL 3.2 support soon after the spec hits.

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    Re: OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    Check out the gl.spec file from the registry. It already mentions OpenGL 3.2 and lists new deprecated functions (including stuff introduced in 3.0, IIRC).

    No new entry points at this time, but I'd expect new stuff at some point after September.
    [The Open Toolkit library: C# OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenAL 1.1 for Mono/.Net]

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    Re: OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    ... or maybe some announcement in two weeks at the OpenGL BOF
    at Siggraph :-)

    http://www.khronos.org/news/events/d...9_new_orleans/

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    Re: OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    Let's hope they nail the lid down on SM4-4.1 as SM5 is just around the corner.

    (Course I'm still stumbling around in 2.x land so what do I care. ;-))

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    Re: OpenGL 3.2 support in new nVidia linux beta driver

    Expecting something new and powerful.
    Best Regards,
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