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OpenGL 2.0 Specs now online!

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:19 am
by chimera
hi guys
the opengl2.0 specs are now online... 368 pages pdf :D
http://www.opengl.org/documentation/spe ... spec20.pdf

a "what's new" site:
http://www.opengl.org/documentation/ope ... rsion.html

+ the main site
http://www.opengl.org/

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:43 pm
by Friday13
That is nice, but considering the fact that most Blender users' computers only support OpenGL 1.1, this is useless (at least for now, or until we all get those OpenGL 2.0 compatible ATI cards :P )

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:02 pm
by Eric
Friday13: Most cards will be able to support it throught new drivers.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:20 am
by JWalton
i can hear the deafening death knell already.....

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:38 pm
by Friday13
Eric wrote:Friday13: Most cards will be able to support it throught new drivers.
Most of the current high end cards, maybe. But not everyone has GeforceFX 5XXX or ATI 9XXX.

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:57 pm
by Eric
Friday13: Why do you think so? It's not like every card support every feature of the old 1.1 specification now...

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:32 pm
by Friday13
Well, more vid cards suppot OpenGL 1.1 rather than the extremely-new OpenGL 2.0. I believe Blender is based on 1.1 or 1.2. Making Blender 2.0 at this time would either a)for users to stop using Blender and/or search for an app that is supported by their video cards, b) force users to buy another video card (what if they have no money?) or c)er.......it's enough with a and b.

I'm not saying that OpenGL 2.0 should never be used for Blender. I'm just saying it's a really bad idea to do it NOW.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:22 am
by Eric
How easy do you think it is to make Blender a stable OGL2 app and how long time do you think it would take?... Do you really think it would be ready by tomorrow if we start now? ;)

As I see it, OGL2 should be a Blender3 aim.

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:11 am
by Friday13
Eric wrote: Do you really think it would be ready by tomorrow if we start now? ;)
Well, if you can code fast enough.... :P
Eric wrote:As I see it, OGL2 should be a Blender3 aim.
It better be (and if it is, I hope Blender 3 is years away [by then, everyone should have OpenGL 2.0 compatible cards])

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:29 pm
by chimera
as far as I understood @de waag last year its probable that blender3 will be opengl2... sorry if I misunderstood... I'd be sorry.

btw. I refer to the last session about blender-dev.