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From: William Chesters <williamc@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCamlSDL
John Max Skaller writes:
 > Tim Freeman wrote:
 > >I don't get it.  Tk is about 2D graphics, and OpenGL is about
 > >accelerated 3d graphics.  Your question presupposes that we have a
 > >choice between one and the other, but I can't think of any
 > >applications for which that is true.
 >
 > Gee, I always though 2D was a subspace of 3D...

Yes, at work we use OpenGL also for 2D stuff, because it's just nicer
to work with than X/Motif.  In principle it works fine.  In practice
it took the people working on it (not me, thankfully) a very long time
to iron out the stability problems---our s/w would completely take out
not only Linux but also Solaris (on stock Sun hardware!), apparently
because of raciness if the user had a lot of OGL windows open.
Basically the implementations appeared to be fully mature only in the
common, single-3D-window usage ... however things do appear to have
settled down now.
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