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This page lists words that are frequently encountered in the context of OpenGL use, in alphabetical order.
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| '''[[ARB]]''' || OpenGL Architecture Review Board.
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| '''Context''' || A collection of state, memory and resources. Required to do any OpenGL operation.
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| '''GL''' || Often used to refer to OpenGL.
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| '''GLU''' || GL Utility, an OpenGL helper library. Kind of outdated.
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| '''GLUT''' || GL Utility Toolkit, 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 Outdated, use other [[Related toolkits and APIs|alternatives]] instead.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''' || Graphics Processing Unit, a piece of hardware for graphics.
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| '''OpenGL''' || OpenGL stands for Open Graphics Library.
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| '''OpenGL ES''' || OpenGL Embedded Systems. An OpenGL based specification for systems such as mobile phones.
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| '''Vendor''' || The developer of an OpenGL implementation.
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Revision as of 14:29, 14 June 2011

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 Kind of outdated.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 Outdated, use other alternatives instead.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.