Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:44 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Graphics, User Interfaces KDE SC 4.5 is about to be released and KDE SC 4.6 is being discussed. However, Martin Graesslin has revealed some details about what they are planning for KDE 4.7. According to Martin's blog post, they are looking at OpenGL 3.0 to provide the compositing effects in KDE SC 4.7. OpenGL 3.0 provides support for frame buffer objects, hardware instancing, vertex array objects, and sRGB framebuffers. Read more here
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RE: 3.0 or 3.3?
by Elv13 on Thu 29th Jul 2010 19:57 UTC in reply to "3.0 or 3.3?"
Elv13
Member since:
2006-06-12

Yea, but full 3.3 support is many years away, full 4.1 is probably 5 years away.

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RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by Zifre on Fri 30th Jul 2010 00:32 in reply to "RE: 3.0 or 3.3?"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Yea, but full 3.3 support is many years away, full 4.1 is probably 5 years away.

Once 3.0 is completed in Mesa, I wouldn't be surprised if it could get to 3.3 in six months. 4.1 within a year or two (it requires graphics cards which barely exist right now, anyway). 2.x -> 3.0 is by far the largest hurdle.

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RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by tyrione on Fri 30th Jul 2010 07:16 in reply to "RE: 3.0 or 3.3?"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Yea, but full 3.3 support is many years away, full 4.1 is probably 5 years away.


Cause you couldn't use official binaries from Nvidia or AMD. Nope! Can't do that!

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RE[3]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Jul 2010 10:15 in reply to "RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Yea, but full 3.3 support is many years away, full 4.1 is probably 5 years away.


Cause you couldn't use official binaries from Nvidia or AMD. Nope! Can't do that!
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Well, you can't use official binary Linux drivers from Nvidia or AMD to get support for OpenGL 4.1, if that is what you mean.

Edited 2010-07-30 10:16 UTC

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RE[3]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th Jul 2010 15:35 in reply to "RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I actually can not do that. The official Linux drivers are always a few x.org or kernel versions behind of what I run.

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RE[3]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by Elv13 on Fri 30th Jul 2010 22:02 in reply to "RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

I use the proprietary drivers, but Applications as a whole can't rely on it, as many ATI users use the Free driver and Intel users still have 2.x, even with the official driver.

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RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by aaronb on Sat 31st Jul 2010 19:53 in reply to "RE: 3.0 or 3.3?"
aaronb Member since:
2005-07-06

A little less than five years ;)

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_driver.html

Edited 2010-07-31 19:54 UTC

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