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Re: [News] Aero Glass: Another Java 'Penalty' in Windows

  • Subject: Re: [News] Aero Glass: Another Java 'Penalty' in Windows
  • From: Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2006 10:07:23 -0700
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In article <3453432.YB4Cded7dP@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
 Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Full OpenGL will only be available when installing an ICD (like the one
> > from nVidia), but then Aeroglass will no longer run
> > 
> > According to opengl.org there is absolutely no technical reason to do it
> > that way, only political ones. They think that MS will try to hinder OpenGL
> > by forcing DirectX and hampering OpenGL at the same time
> Thanks for the information, Peter. This gives more fuel to this argument. I
> notice that the contraction came from [H]omer's blog. See comment in:

The Khronos Group says Peter is wrong:


"In fact, Khronos says that by the time Windows Vista ships, Aeroglass 
performance on OpenGL will be superior to that of Direct3D".

Of course, maybe Peter knows more about OpenGL than the Khronos Group 
does.  After all, the Khronos group is merely the group that controls 
the OpenGL specification:

   31st July, 2006 - SIGGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts - The Khronos? 
   Group is pleased to announce that the OpenGL® ARB (Architecture 
   Review Board), the governing body for OpenGL, has voted to transfer 
   control of the OpenGL API standard to the Khronos Group. The Khronos 
   Group has voted to establish an OpenGL Working Group that will 
   control and evolve this vital standard for cross-platform 3D 
   graphics with significantly enhanced participation as ARB companies 
   join over one hundred Khronos members involved in creating open 
   standards for dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms. The full 
   transfer of the OpenGL specification to Khronos is expected to be 
   completed in the third quarter of 2006 with full support for the 
   OpenGL API and its evolution to continue uninterrupted during this 
   transition with full updates on both http://www.opengl.org and 

Checking who is a member of the Khronos Group, I only see names like 
NVidia, ATI, SGI, Sun, Apple, Google, Intel, Xi, XCE, Softimage, and 
about 90 others in the graphics and media areas.  I don't see Peter 
there, though, so I guess Khronos can't know too much about how OpenGL 
is going to work on Vista--after all, their members are merely the 
people who are implementing the code.

--Tim Smith

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