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    new2STL

    Now we will finally get a new API for system and UI (what I'm very glad), what will be of OpenGL? I'm not rambling here, just wondering Wink

    Who is responsible of wgl extensions? We will have an EGL implementation in future or some wgl extension to create an opengl context from a wrt::Window? (I hope the last, no more boilerplate fake window and contexts to discover capabilities would be amazing)

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    AndyC

    The OpenGL APIs that existed in all versions of Windows so far will still be available to desktop applications. I've not heard anything about OpenGL in Metro, though it's not inconceivable that someone could write an OpenGL wrapper library that apps can use to translate calls into DirectX. I wouldn't be holding my breath for much more in the way of OpenGL on Windows though if I were you.

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    fanbaby

    Didn't DirectX eat OpenGL for breakfast?? Oh, I totally forgot that the world suddenly changed in 2007  Tongue Out

    Let's see:

    OpenGL owes Steve Jobs (and Google) for saving its life, Java owes Google for saving its life (some would dispute that Java was near-death)

     

    So taking bets here: When will Microsoft warm up to OpenGL/WebGL?

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    Jurion

    « Near death » is may be a slight (tiny: p) exaggeration. Where I work, J2EE is still a most used platform for business applications. But I agree that DirectX eats OpenGL in any way (and specially the development tools!)

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    figuerres

    ,new2STL wrote

    Now we will finally get a new API for system and UI (what I'm very glad), what will be of OpenGL? I'm not rambling here, just wonderingWink

    Who is responsible of wgl extensions? We will have an EGL implementation in future or some wgl extension to create an opengl context from a wrt::Window? (I hope the last, no more boilerplate fake window and contexts to discover capabilities would be amazing)

    really this  question is one that the owners / managers of "OpenGL" should answer. Microsoft does not own or manage this.  if the OGL group provide windows 8 packages then fine. if not ask them.

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    new2STL

    ,figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    really this  question is one that the owners / managers of "OpenGL" should answer. Microsoft does not own or manage this.  if the OGL group provide windows 8 packages then fine. if not ask them.

    But someone did!They disbelieved the boyas they did with me when I posted the same question in their forums years ago Devil

    http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=303059

    Again, only wondering. Sure I'll go DirectX on Windows but sometimes you get a work that need be crossplatform (I'm in academic side) and deal with the boilerplate ogl context creation is so boring (some (non-sense in my opinion) projects forbidden the use of 3rd party API's like SDL)

    I mean, it is funny, on Microsoft forums people say to go and ask in OpenGL  forums, in there people direct you to ask back on Microsoft forum Tongue Out

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