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MS intentions for Open GL?

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:17 pm
by gnomis
There are some ugly rumours flying around re MS Vista (Longhorn) support for OpenGL 2
http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards ... 2;t=000001

Does anyone have the skinny on how this would affect Blender 3?

Re: MS intentions for Open GL?

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:39 pm
by simonharvey
Does anyone have the skinny on how this would affect Blender 3?
It could be possible to write wrappers for the OpenGL commands (although I would not like to do it). But what I seem to get from what I know about longhorn is that almost every Win32 API application is going to be broken in some way, so this, although threatening in some way isnt really that big a thing compared to the tonnes of software (mostly commercial) that also wont able to operate under their new computing system.

Kind Regards
Simon Harvey

Re: MS intentions for Open GL?

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:59 am
by cwguy
simonharvey wrote:although threatening in some way isnt really that big a thing compared to the tonnes of software (mostly commercial) that also wont able to operate under their new computing system.
This makes me think, what about other 3d software like Maya? Think of how if these rumors are true, they will lose half the performance... This is a good chance for Blender and other 3d packages to really market Linux and show how much better the performance is, and would be (if these vista OpenGL claims are true) with 3d under Linux.

Just some thoughts
cwguy

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:01 pm
by bigpilot
Some guy I know already researched this:

http://www.organicvectory.com/

It seems you can use OpenGL apps without a problem if you install a IHV OpenGL ICD.