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    Phoronix: Valve Is Bringing VOGL To Windows & Working On Regression Tests

    Valve's VOGL OpenGL debugger is being ported to run on Microsoft Windows. Besides the work on making the open-source debugger for game developers to work on non-Linux platforms, VOGL also is receiving some other interesting work...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY3MTY

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    Makes sense since VOGL's purpose is to get developers to port their games over to Linux.

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    • #3
      I live for the day when games will be ported from Linux to window$

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      • #4
        Good. Its always good to have software working on multiple OSs. I am curious, was there anything comparable before on windows for openGL? (that was any good) Or is this the first?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
          Good. Its always good to have software working on multiple OSs. I am curious, was there anything comparable before on windows for openGL? (that was any good) Or is this the first?
          NVidia and AMD both have their own debuggers, but i'm not sure if they're free or not. And i think they are tied to their hardware, while VOGL attempts to work on everything.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Apopas View Post
            I live for the day when games will be ported from Linux to window$
            Got any games in mind? Tux Racer has been ported to Windows. I believe the KDE games have also been ported. In fact I can't think of a Linux game off the top of my head that isn't available on Windows.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
              NVidia and AMD both have their own debuggers, but i'm not sure if they're free or not. And i think they are tied to their hardware, while VOGL attempts to work on everything.
              No, they obviously aren't free/libre.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post
                NVidia and AMD both have their own debuggers, but i'm not sure if they're free or not. And i think they are tied to their hardware, while VOGL attempts to work on everything.
                AMD gDEBugger is free, however not open source. It works properly on both AMD and NV cards (I didn't test them with Intel GPUs).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nadro View Post
                  AMD gDEBugger is free, however not open source. It works properly on both AMD and NV cards (I didn't test them with Intel GPUs).
                  Wait, how can something be free software if it isn't open source? I don't think that makes any sense...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
                    Good. Its always good to have software working on multiple OSs. I am curious, was there anything comparable before on windows for openGL? (that was any good) Or is this the first?
                    There is apitrace, which is both FOSS and even supports D3D aside from OpenGL. Valve created vogl because apitrace was too simple for their needs, but for smaller case graphics debugging like the stuff I do, apitrace is enough.

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