#78 FreeGLUT new API

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2011-12-14
2011-12-14
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Hi,

FreeGLUT (as all GLUT derivates) is feeling the times of age so a major redesign to make it more XXI century friendly hold be appreciated.
The idea is to make a FreeGLUT v2 designed from the ground up to support things like UNICODE (UTF-8 and UTF-16) and clean up the API and devices that no one uses now days and add support for new ones.

Thanks,

José Caetano Silva

Discussion

  • Dear Jose,

    Thanks for thinking along to see what could imporve the code. What you are proposing is however past the goals of freeglut. Freeglut only aims to mimic glut, with some small extensions, and glut is frozen...

    for 21st century graphics libraries you should have a look at other projects, such as maybe GLFW (the upcoming version 3 might be something for you, or maybe even the current stable). Of course they work in a different way...

    Best,
    Dee