Mesa 6.3.1 merge
krahn at niehs.nih.gov
Mon Sep 12 08:04:04 PDT 2005
Mike A. Harris wrote:
> Brian Paul wrote:
> >> Freeglut is pretty broken. I'd prefer not to lose glut from the
> >> standard mesa builds.
> > Like Keith said, freeglut isn't quite up to the level that the original
> > GLUT is, so I'm not going to dump it just yet.
> That's fair enough. We've been shipping freeglut for several OS
> releases now, and I think I've only gotten 1 or two bug reports.
> That isn't indicative of its reliabiltiy/stability though. People
> could be filing reports upstream instead of in our bugzilla (which
> is much preferred anyway), or they could just silently be downloading
> GLUT and replacing our supplied freeglut with it perhaps. ;)
The primary deficiencies of FreeGLUT that I know of are feature related,
not bugs. One thing that FreeGLUT is missing is the ability to use
custom fonts. With GLUT, you can pass a pointer to a custom font built
with capturexfont. However, this was never supported in Win32 GLUT.
FreeGLUT is also missing support for the 'advanced' input devices.
So, there are some real differences, but I think that they should affect
very few users. As for actual bugs, I think FreeGLUT has become fairly
solid, even though the source code is not as clean.
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