The "freeglut" library is licensed the way it is so that some Linux
distributions can include it as an integral part of their distribution.
Steve Baker is the expert on that subject and can explain it better =
Pardon my ignorance, but what is the difference between full-screen
operation and a full-screen-sized window? Also, were you using GLUT or
"freeglut"? There's been quite a bit of discussion of "full screen =
work" on the developers' mailing list and at some point I thought we =
gotten it working. Are you using "glutFullScreen", =
John F. Fay
Technical Fellow, Jacobs/Sverdrup TEAS Group
From: Thomas Sz=FBcs [mailto:tamasbattya@...]=20
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 3:51 AM
Subject: other questions
I've been thinking why you guys decided no to licence freeglut under =
the GPL licences. Can you tell me the reason that drove you this way? =
not an expert of the question but quite interested in the the things =
such a decision.
Is there any way to produce correct full-screen operation with glut =
X?? So far I've only been able to get X to ceate a full-screen-sized =
and that's not the same.
From: Sven Panne <Sven.Panne@ae...> - 2005-07-15 06:40:59
Am Donnerstag, 14. Juli 2005 22:34 schrieb Thomas Sz=FBcs:
> So my "full-screened" window looks like the canvas matches screen
> resolution but it also has window borders. It's not full screen as you
> might expect from FULL. It's just a BIG window among the others...
> I'm not using glutgamemode. I had bad experience with it. glutFullScreen
> is my chice. My wm is gnome. At present I do not have anything else
> installed but I bet all the others would produce the same thing.
> This doesn't happen on the windows platform.
I've put some effort into game mode on X11 over the last few months, and I=
think it is working quite reliably now. If not, I'd like to hear about it,=
including all details like the exact version of the window manager, X11, et=
I didn't have a look full-screen mode on X11, and in the past there were so=
issues. So currently your best bet on X11 with the CVS HEAD is game mode, n=
full-screen mode, I guess.