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== Glossary ==
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This page lists words that are frequently encountered in the context of OpenGL use, in alphabetical order.
  
here you will find key words that are frequently encountered in the context of OpenGL use.
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; [[ARB]]
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: OpenGL Architecture Review Board.
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; Context
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: A collection of state, memory and resources. Required to do any OpenGL operation.
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; GL
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: Often used to refer to OpenGL.
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; GLU
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: GL Utility, an OpenGL helper library. Kind of outdated.
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; GLUT
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: '''GL''' '''U'''tility '''T'''oolkit. A library for creating OpenGL contexts and windows, as well as other things. Outdated, use other [[Related toolkits and APIs|alternatives]] instead.
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; GPU
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: Graphics Processing Unit, a piece of hardware for graphics.
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; OpenGL
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: OpenGL stands for Open Graphics Library.
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; OpenGL ES
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: OpenGL Embedded Systems. An OpenGL based specification for systems such as mobile phones.
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; Vendor
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: The developer of an OpenGL implementation.

Revision as of 15:35, 27 October 2012

This page lists words that are frequently encountered in the context of OpenGL use, in alphabetical order.

ARB
OpenGL Architecture Review Board.
Context
A collection of state, memory and resources. Required to do any OpenGL operation.
GL
Often used to refer to OpenGL.
GLU
GL Utility, an OpenGL helper library. Kind of outdated.
GLUT
GL Utility Toolkit. A library for creating OpenGL contexts and windows, as well as other things. Outdated, use other alternatives instead.
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit, a piece of hardware for graphics.
OpenGL
OpenGL stands for Open Graphics Library.
OpenGL ES
OpenGL Embedded Systems. An OpenGL based specification for systems such as mobile phones.
Vendor
The developer of an OpenGL implementation.