[self-interest] OpenGL

Jecel Assumpcao Jr jecel at merlintec.com
Thu Jun 12 01:32:58 UTC 2003

On Wednesday 11 June 2003 21:36, Steve Dekorte wrote:
> I don't know what the delay time is, but it certainly feels much
> slower than a normal desktop app. Unfortunately, the result is that
> people may assume that pure OO systems like Self are too slow for
> real use.

Morphic is not exactly famous for its speed in Squeak either. This is 
the price you have to pay for "liveness" in the GUI. There is a lot of 
overhead to make the universe run all the time and not just when you 
move a windows or finish executing a menu command. Open an outliner for 
a morph and then drag that morph around and resize it while you watch 
the values in the outliner. That is what the slowness is buying you...

> > [text]
> It is 2D. Were you under the impression that OpenGL is 3d only?

No, but I was hoping it would be text on 3D objects. A 2D overlay is 
something PHIGS and GL have always had and that is not very interesting 
to me.

-- Jecel

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