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OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0
Friday, March 12, 2010 | Permalink

OK, I was not prepared for this one, but Khronos has released not just one but two new versions of OpenGL, 3.3 and 4.0. The 3.3 version is a nice upgrade on 3.2 and the 4.0 is pretty much a match for DirectX 11. To me it's clear that OpenGL is back on track again.

Now we just need drivers.

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kosmi
Friday, March 26, 2010

AMD released the world first OpenGL 4.0 driver
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst-OpenGL-preview-driver.aspx

mac
Sunday, March 28, 2010

now all we need is ID's John Carmack to support some of the new stuff in rage.
it would be seriously lame if he stayed stuck on opengl 2.1 just for the sake of compatibility.

MaNiAc
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"To me it's clear that OpenGL is back on track again."

The words i wanted to hear for years Lately it seemed that i'm losing interest in OpenGL - now i'm back at reading OpenGL.org and such pages daily, as i did before

ksergei
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What I really concern with - now we need a huge piece of code just to have damn triangle displayed... OpenGL is no more a stuff for kids who wanna walls and floor rendered after few days of coding...

ksergei
Thursday, April 1, 2010

ksergei OpenGL is fine, DirectX should really be shunned by young developers (as nothing except Microsoft crap works with it, want an iphone game? OpenGL want a PS3/wii/DS game? again: OpenGL)

Gregory
Friday, April 2, 2010

ksergei > you just learnt one can't always blindly trust wikipedia.

No PS3 doesn't use OpenGL, there is an OpenGL stack built around libGCM which is the low level stuff all developers use anyway.

So, yeah the DirectX vs OpenGL is over and happened there: http://blog.wolfire.com/2010/01/DirectX-vs-OpenGL-revisited

mark
Monday, April 12, 2010

@Gregory

the PS3 uses OpenGL-ES which is a part of libGCM...

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