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04-04-2001, 04:44 AM
Hi Friends

I'm new to the forum, i want u guys to help me in finding answers to the following questions.

1) Which software is required to write openGL programs on NT/Sun Solaris ??

2) Is the sofware free to download ? If yes, lemme know the sites.


04-04-2001, 07:10 AM
First of all you need a compiler ;o). A good and free one can be found at www.bloodshed.net. (http://www.bloodshed.net.) OpenGL libraries are included I think. Then you should read The Red Book, which is also freely available all over the web.

04-17-2001, 12:22 PM
The Red book shows you how to use the Opengl function calls while the Blue book is a reference for the functions. If you have the bucks, get the Opengl Superbible. It has some good stuff in it.

04-17-2001, 12:33 PM
Well, if you're going to be compiling for those two pretty disparate platforms, I would recommend gcc as your compiler (it works on nearly every platform in existence). http://gcc.gnu.org/ It is Free Software. The Cygwin port of GCC to Windows NT includes OpenGL stuff (I'm 90% sure of that). See http://www.cygwin.org/