OpenGL (was: questions)
mike_ekim at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 13 04:39:06 UTC 2003
Regarding OpenGL sacalability -
MacOS Quartz Extreme is an OpenGL desktop, and I'd say 2D textures
are supported very well (each window is a texture).
SGI scales pretty well :) - http://www.sgi.com/visualization/onyx/ip/
It's all microsofts fault, Direct3D garbage. Why can't they pick an
open standard instead of an api that changes at every release!
I'm on windows, and I've never touched D3D. I will never touch it.
Sorry, I'm ranting. :)
--- In self-interest at yahoogroups.com, Jecel Assumpcao Jr <jecel at m...>
> On Tuesday 10 June 2003 12:32, Josh Flowers wrote:
> > It would make the GUI code cross platform (at least across the
> > operating systems), which would be nice.
> More than nice - it would be great! But my experience with OpenGL
> not been very positive, specially on the PC (Windows and Linux). I
> the feeling that Microsoft is actively trying to give the standard
> bad name so that developers move to DirectX 3D since four of four
> different XP installations I have seen had broken OpenGL. Two were
> fixed by getting new drivers from the video card vendors but that
> didn't help the other two. Of course, Napoleon used to say not to
> ascribe to malice what could be explained by incompetence...
> But a problem with GL itself regarding GUIs is that it doesn't
> text or 2D textures very well (at least when I last looked into
> and needs help from some external program. Another problem is that
> doesn't scale. See http://www.lsi.usp.br/~jecel/gmodel.html
> -- Jecel
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