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Jan
01-06-2002, 01:49 AM
Hi,

well maybe its a stupid question, but where do I get the newest OpenGL headers and Librarys (1.2 or 1.3 if that already exists) ?
I canīt find any link on this page to download it, maybe I am just too blind.

Thanks.

bondi
01-06-2002, 02:13 AM
Hi,
well maybe its a stupid question, but where do I get the newest OpenGL headers and Librarys (1.2 or 1.3 if that already exists) ?
I canīt find any link on this page to download it, maybe I am just too blind.

Thanks.

If you use Windows9X or 2k or XP, there are
no opengl32.dll, lib and headers for OpenGL1.2 and OpenGL1.3 . If you want to use
the new feature of 1.2 and 1.3, you must use
the opengl extensions.

But for Linux, there are an implementation of opengl1.3 from MESA.

Jan
01-06-2002, 05:30 AM
Are there really no newer Headers etc. when a newer version of OpenGL is released? Or is this something, which is only implemented in the graphics-cards, so that I donīt have to get other headers (as with T&L which one also donīt needs to activate by hand)?

Thanks,
Jan.

Bob
01-06-2002, 08:33 AM
There are no newer headers/libraries because Microsoft don't update them (the ones for Windows that is).

You can download glext.h (http://oss.sgi.com/projects/ogl-sample/ABI/glext.h) from SGI, which defines constants and functionpointers for at least OpenGL 1.2 (and most extensions). Then load the functions directly from the driver as if it where an extension. No extra library needed.

Jan
01-08-2002, 04:55 AM
OK, thank you very much.

Jan.