Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th May 2011 17:15 UTC
Windows It's about time! Microsoft has just detailed its next update to Windows Phone 7. This update, codenamed 'Mango', will bump the version number from 7.0.7 to 7.1, and will include 500 new features (how Redmond reached that number, god only knows). The developer tools are out in beta form today. There's a lot of cool stuff in there, such as the already known pseudo-multitasking and the hardware accelerated Internet Explorer 9, but also a lot of stuff we didn't know anything about. Also, news on new hardware partners, and, of course, Nokia.
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RE[5]: Game updates in Mango
by shmerl on Tue 24th May 2011 20:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Game updates in Mango"
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Someone tried to port DirectX for MacOS or Linux? Or may be it's available on several mobile OSes too?-) The fact that desktop games mostly run on Windows and use DirectX doesn't make it better. Feature wise OpenGL is on par with it.

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RE[6]: Game updates in Mango
by twitterfire on Tue 24th May 2011 20:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Game updates in Mango"
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2008-09-11

Someone tried to port DirectX for MacOS or Linux? Or may be it's available on several mobile OSes too?-) The fact that desktop games mostly run on Windows and use DirectX doesn't make it better. Feature wise OpenGL is on par with it.


DirectX is proprietary, so the only entity who can port it to Linux or OsX would be it's owner.

However, its owner doesn't have any benefit from porting it to said oses.

Edited 2011-05-24 21:05 UTC

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RE[7]: Game updates in Mango
by shmerl on Tue 24th May 2011 21:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Game updates in Mango"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Therefore it's a significant DirectX's deficiency from developers perspective.

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RE[6]: Game updates in Mango
by oiaohm on Tue 24th May 2011 21:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Game updates in Mango"
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2009-05-30

Someone tried to port DirectX for MacOS or Linux? Or may be it's available on several mobile OSes too?-) The fact that desktop games mostly run on Windows and use DirectX doesn't make it better. Feature wise OpenGL is on par with it.

Yes its called Wined3d. Currently does not support android Opengl ES and is X11 dependent.

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RE[7]: Game updates in Mango
by shmerl on Tue 24th May 2011 22:15 in reply to "RE[6]: Game updates in Mango"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

That's not a port, rather a wrapper over OpenGL which implements some of the DirectX functionality. And it doesn't implement the most up to date DirectX api anyhow.

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