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    Phoronix: Microsoft Adds An EGL Implementation To Mesa For Windows

    While Microsoft has long had WGL as an API analogous to EGL for residing between OpenGL and the Windows interfaces, Microsoft has now wired up an EGL implementation for Mesa that works on Windows...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...sa-EGL-Windows

  • #2
    Embrace

    Of course Microsoft adding stuff just for the benefit of their own operating system and not Linux...
    Last edited by tildearrow; 16 September 2021, 06:08 AM. Reason: clarify!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
      Embrace
      I think this is more of the extend stage.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
        Embrace

        Of course Microsoft adding stuff just for their own benefit...
        Companies always do things that benefit them. They are commercial entities obviously. The fact that some of it may benefit others is a side effect of the licensing, not the intended target of the work. Microsoft is really no different from any other entity here. They do routinely contribute to general open source code as well at this point, plenty of examples of that.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
          I think this is more of the extend stage.
          Extend is when you add incompatible features (like Microsoft specific extensions that only work on Windows). This is embracing an standard (EGL)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
            Companies always do things that benefit them.
            Not all always. And that's an important distinction.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by indepe View Post

              Not all always. And that's an important distinction.
              Which ones are doing things that don't benefit them? What other motivation is there?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

                Which ones are doing things that don't benefit them? What other motivation is there?
                Purism (a social purpose company).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post

                  Which ones are doing things that don't benefit them? What other motivation is there?
                  So nice of you to frame that as a question...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

                    Purism (a social purpose company).
                    They still do things that benefit them. Just have additional flexibility so they don't have to exclusively profit motivated. If not, they would be a non-profit instead.

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