#39 need GLUT_CAPTIONLESS window option

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I currently use GLUT 3.7 under Win32 for a research
aircraft flight deck simulation, and I'm in the process of
testing the software under Fedora Core 3 with freeglut.

Each of the different displays (PFD, ND, EICAS, etc.)
runs as a separate process, and it'd be very helpful to
be able to create windows without the caption (title)
bar. But I still want the borders! Just not the title bar
and its window controls and system menu (very bad
when test subjects accidentally kill a display window).
So the GLUT_BORDERLESS option doesn't help me.

[Aside: Yes, yes, yes. I know there are other
approaches within which I wouldn't need a captionless
window. They have all been considered and rejected for
various (valid!) reasons.]

Anyway, it was very easy to hack the Win32 version of
GLUT 3.7 to add a GLUT_CAPTIONLESS window mode
flag to do this; I'm assuming it would be equally easy
under the other variants. But this is no solution... I can't
distribute a hacked version of the real GLUT to our
research partners without violating the GLUT copyright.

So I propose adding the GLUT_CAPTIONLESS (or you
could call it GLUT_TITLELESS, or whatever) to the
freeglut API. I'm happy to help with coding the Win32
changes and to work with whomever would implement
the others.

I can be reached at michael.t.palmer@nasa.gov

Thanks for considering this suggestion.


  • John F. Fay

    John F. Fay - 2007-10-11

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    Done ... I hope you haven't been waiting since 1974 for this.

  • John F. Fay

    John F. Fay - 2007-10-11
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