OpenGL (was: questions)

Mike Austin mike_ekim at
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 :) -

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, 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
> -- Jecel

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