LibreOffice Gets An OpenGL Rendering Back-End
Written by Michael Larabel in Desktop on 29 January 2014 at 10:58 AM EST. 45 Comments
The initial work on an OpenGL rendering back-end has landed in LibreOffice, not too long after receiving OpenCL support for spreadsheets and OpenGL canvas support.

Pushed into Git today was the initial OpenGL rendering support, anti-aliasing support, a new time-based charting approach, OpenGL text rendering, OpenGL area rendering support, and other OpenGL-related changes.

With LibreOffice now sporting OpenCL and OpenGL support hopefully it will be a bit more speedy and draw in new users. These changes will appear in the upcoming LibreOffice 4.2 release.

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