I hear a lot of moaning and whining about open source opengl support from non developers. But has anyone considered this: The open source drivers have a single standardised codebase. Once they are finished, OpenGL will work on every single alternative OS platform out there. Linux, AROS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, even the HURD. All the platforms that are currently obscure/crap to do 3D on will have ATi/NVIDIA/Intel 3d graphics support. The Open Source drivers are moving in the right direction, and have the correct architecture under way. Criticism at this point is stupid and useless. It's like criticising someone for being unemployed when they have already filled out job applications and have done everything they can to get work. It's not like they can make a company get back to them sooner or hire them any quicker. By the same token it's not like Nouveau or the open Radeon projects can make their drivers fall out of the sky magically faster. The criticisms are silly. You want to complain about something? complain about desktop coherency, about the gnome3/unity debacle. Or about Linux not using cocoa like Apple does. Complaining about a real project with real developers busting their asses off to get the results people need is a silly pointless exercise.
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OpenGL 4.2 Specification Published With GLSL 4.20