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  1. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    Re: OpenGL 3 Updates

    Free software developers will do fine with specs and write free drivers.

    Philipp
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    You are. The major 3D graphics API is written for your needs, not to those of the CAD vendors.
    However the ARB just doesn't realize the importance of games. When there are no games for a 3D graphics...
  3. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    At first sight it looks a bit messy. All the old stuff is still in there including glBegin() - glEnd(), though some of it is called "deprecated"; instead of the 16-bit half precision floating point...
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    From the information on the schedule it could just be another update on the current state of their specification draft. Something like "GL3 will do X, Y and Z", "the specification is nearly...
  5. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    Your message could be confusing to some users.
    A message telling them to go to http://www.mesa3d.org to update the driver would confuse those users that don't compiler their drivers from source and...
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    C is today's portable assembler. I think it was the right choice to have GLSL at a similar abstraction level.
    Drivers would treat that common runtime just as they treat GLSL input today: Spend time...
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    [/QUOTE]
    What a stupid idea. Wine will talk GL to the video card, why would you want to convert you app from GL to D3D so that it will be dynamically converted to GL ???
    [/QUOTE]

    -NiCo- asked...
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    Use winelib if you want to make a native Linux App that uses the D3D API.
    According to http://winehq.org/site/status_directx D3D9 is there, but no D3D10 yet.

    Philipp
  9. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    We have gone from speculating about "when" to "if" some time ago.

    Philipp
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    Nice to see some optimism about the OpenGL 3 spec release date for a change.

    By the way on Linux the situation isn't that much different: There are ATI's and Nvidia's nonfree drivers, and Intel...
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    FBO? GLSL? [/QUOTE]

    Supported in the free (Linux / BSD) drivers. I don't know about Windows.

    Philipp
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    The wine people are doing it for compability reasons anyway.
    http://winehq.org/site/status_directx
    Says D3D8 and D3D9 are 95% complete. While it is a wrapper on top of OpenGL I wouldn't be...
  13. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    Do you honestly believe that? There are two platforms supporting Direct3D, namely: Windows and Xbox. Unless all graphics programmers switch over to a Microsoft platform this will never happen. It...
  14. Thread: OpenGL 3 Updates

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    Hmm.. thats sadly.. [/QUOTE]

    Maybe not that sad.

    OpenGL 3 will live in the jokes.

    Maybe it's better than just being forgotten or living as a ghost in the subconscious of the minds of...
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    With GL3 removing legacy functionality anyway, maybe Khronos decided to make a unified GL3/GLES3. One 3D API for everything from embedded deviced to graphics workstations.

    Philipp
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    Re: OpenGL 3 Updates

    Sarcasm: The newletter might not be about OpenGL 3, but about giving up, leaving the field to Direct3D.
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    Re: OpenGL 3 Updates

    Well maybe the ARB was waiting for Toshiba's statement http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL1637974620080216 for inspiration for the next GL pipeline newsletter.

    Philipp
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    Please remember that GNU/Linux has been created by a large extend by people that wanted _free_ software. While some users may see it just as an operating system competing for market share to many...
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    Every major game out there for the last 5 years. The performance increase it offers over uncompressed textures is pretty dramatic, and as a bonus consumes less memory. The slight quality loss is very...
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    There's no place for that in OpenGL any more. Convenience stuff can go into GLU (and I hope it will instead of just disappearing).

    Philipp
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    I think that's a really bad idea if you want to release OpenGL 3 before 2017.
    S3TC is patented. It would be impossible to implement OpenGL without a patent licence.
    Example: This means that Mesa...
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