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Crashing X.Org with lablgl
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Date: 2007-02-26 (14:18)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Crashing X.Org with lablgl
On Monday 26 February 2007 11:23, you wrote:
> It's definitively not an issue, OpenGL ABI is stable.
> You can have problem on executing on the same machine with a random
> quality driver.

In my experience, compiling and executing on the same machine is far more 
robust (>99%) than moving between machines (~90%). Also, we're not just 
talking about OpenGL versions (which change regularly) but also GLU, 
glut/freeglut, (potentially) SDL, the linker and compiler as well as platform 
issues (e.g. 32-bit chroots).

Problems often boil down to glut vs freeglut so I'd start there. I'm not sure 
what the solution is though. We really need just one decent glut-like 
library, complete bindings to it from OpenGL and safe high-level bindings. 
I'm a little disheartened that nobody replied to my post about GLCaml.

Anyway, I'm writing the equivalent for F# right now... :-)

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
OCaml for Scientists