[ILUG] [OT] hardware -> SGI
paul at jakma.org
Thu Mar 22 11:53:53 GMT 2001
On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, Martin Donlon wrote:
> Better OpenGL than Linux? Thats a pretty general statement, but then you
> firmly back it up with a contradiction:)
yeah, realised afterwards that statement was a bit unclear.
what i should have said was:
/IRIX/ OpenGL is light years ahead of linux. (but it would be). it
just works effortlessly, always - as a user you wouldn't even know
there was something special called OpenGL involved. same can not be
said of linux.
as for the texture thing, not a contradiction: thats the hardware
thats lacking, but indy was never ever meant to be a hardcore OpenGL
machine anyway. Texture still works, just very slowly - as would
OpenGL on linux in similar circumstances. but for shaded OpenGL the
indy does fine (eg if you want to use performer)
finally: if anyone tried to reply privately to paul at jakma.org - i
won't have received it and won't do for a while as i have the MX
wrong. please resend to paulj at itg.ie.
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