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    NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    NVIDIA is proud to announce the immediate availability of OpenGL 4.1 drivers for Linux as well as OpenGL 4.1 WHQL-certified drivers for Windows.

    You will need any one of the following Fermi based GPU to get access to the OpenGL 4.1 and GLSL 4.10 functionality:
    • Quadro Plex 7000, Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, Quadro 5000M, Quadro 4000
    • GeForce GTX 480, GeForce GTX 470, GeForce GTX 465, GeForce GTX 460

    For OpenGL 2 capable hardware, these new extensions are provided:
    • ARB_debug_output
    • ARB_ES2_compatibility (also in core OpenGL 4.1)
    • ARB_separate_shader_objects (also in core OpenGL 4.1)

    For OpenGL 3 capable hardware, these new extensions are provided:
    • ARB_get_program_binary (also in core OpenGL 4.1)
    • ARB_robustness
    • ARB_viewport_array (also in core OpenGL 4.1)
    • GLX_EXT_create_context_ES2_profile
    • WGL_EXT_create_context_ES2_profile
    • GLX_ARB_create_context_robust_access
    • WGL_ARB_create_context_robust_access

    For OpenGL 4 capable hardware, these new extensions are provided:
    • ARB_shader_precision (also in core OpenGL 4.1)
    • ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit (also in core OpenGL 4.1)

    The drivers and extension documentation can be downloaded from http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_driver.html
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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    WGL_EXT_create_context_ES2_profile
    ... What is this? This doesn't appear to be in the registry.

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    nor is GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info in the registry, I for one use

    http://developer.nvidia.com/object/n...ngl_specs.html

    This might not be the official channel, but an incomplete/untrustworthy registry is pointless in my opinion.
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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    WGL_EXT_create_context_es2_profile enables creating an OpenGL ES 2.0 context using a desktop OpenGL implementation. The current state of the spec can be found here:
    http://developer.download.nvidia.com...s2_profile.txt

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    By the way, these drivers (259.09) support 8 (out of 11) extensions introduced into core GL 4.1 specification. Currently only the following is not supported:
    - GL_ARB_cl_event
    - GL_ARB_debug_output
    - GL_ARB_shader_stencil_export

    I haven't tried all the extensions, but it looks nice so far...
    Great job!
    Thanks NVIDIA!

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    Great work

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar
    By the way, these drivers (259.09) support 8 (out of 11) extensions introduced into core GL 4.1 specification. Currently only the following is not supported:
    - GL_ARB_cl_event
    - GL_ARB_debug_output
    - GL_ARB_shader_stencil_export
    These are extensions introduced _with_ OpenGL 4.1 not _into_.

    There is still one extension missing especially, introduced with OpenGL 4.0:
    - GL_ARB_shading_language_include

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    Totally agree! Sorry, it was a semantic error made in the rush.

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar
    Currently only the following is not supported:
    - GL_ARB_debug_output
    GL_ARB_debug_output is supported by the 259.09 drivers, but you must request a debug context for it to be available.

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    Re: NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.1 drivers

    Thank you very much, Ian!

    I'll fix out my extension viewer. Well, it becomes more complicated to write good extension viewer. Now we should iterate through differently created contexts to find out what is supported in each one.

    Not only the list of supported extensions differs, but also a pointer to functions cannot be retrieved if the proper GL context is not created.

    So, yes, GL_ARB_debug_output extension is supported!
    Ian, thanks again.

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