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  1. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    Originally posted by V-Man
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    Your argument is ridiculous because it's always possible to have an alternate solutions.
    The most obvious is to not upgrade to...
  2. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    According to the following article Microsoft is dropping hardware support on Vista for all older versions of DirectX prior to Vista's DirectX 10.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25902
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  3. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    Originally posted by Korval:

    >>Nonsense. No game ever shipped expecting to use the Microsoft (software pre-Vista) implementation of OpenGL.
    >>There may be some applications that expect to use...
  4. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    >>Wouldn't it be better to lobby for Microsoft to return to the ARB committe rather than lobby against how they are implementing opengl in their future products?

    That is truly the right idea. ...
  5. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    Maybe this whole issue is a ploy to sell more upgrades of Windows.

    OpenGL has been such a stable interface that favorite games have run for years on Windows 95 and 98 as well as on 2000 and XP. ...
  6. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    In response to:

    >>I'm farily certain I got a D3D 3.0 game up and running on D3D 8 hardware.

    So, you think that the interfaces are all there and are still supported eh? A quick Google pulls up...
  7. Re: Call to Action: Ensure that OpenGL remains a first class API under Windows Vista

    Give OpenGL legal protection from any threat by Microsoft: Have it legally declared a critical access to an "essential facility". The essential facility here is the OS, with the required access...
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