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7. No subject Aug 14, 2008, 21:57 Shadowcat
Frankly if the OpenGL API is in such a bad state, I think they should have taken a leaf out of Microsoft's book and forked the API properly. Games using DirectX 7 do not (in theory) break when you install DirectX 9, because DX9 contains the DX6 API, and the hardware still has drivers to support it.

They should simply have retained the existing OpenGL 2.x API, and created an independent OpenGL 3 API that does not conflict.

Existing CAD applications wouldn't suffer any ill effects, and they could have made a fresh start on a proper version 3. It seems kinda obvious, really?

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