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]: 3.0 or 3.3?
by Zifre on Fri 30th Jul 2010 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 3.0 or 3.3?"
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Going from 2 to 4 would have a huge leap, but going from 2 to 3.3 wouldn't be terribly more difficult as the architecture is fundamentally the same as the previous few 3 series releases.

That's true, but it's not going to happen all it once. Each extension has to be implemented separately, and it makes a lot more sense to do the 3.0 extensions before the 3.3/4.1 extensions. However, once Mesa gets full OpenGL 3.0 support, I don't think 3.3 will be far off (contrary to the people who say that it will take another five years).

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