Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 18:23 UTC, submitted by Radio
Games "I am still struck by just how interested Valve is in Linux as a platform; it is certainly beyond my original expectations. This Linux work just is not some half-assed attempt by them to make it look like they are a Linux-friendly organization. Gabe's vision to support, embrace, and promote Linux are amazing, assuming they execute, which looks to be very high probability at this point." Nice scoop from Phoronix. Seems to all tie in quite well with the prospect of a Steambox running Linux.
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r_a_trip
Member since:
2005-07-06

Or they could do the unthinkable and give the Linux graphics projects a hand and get OpenGL up to snuff and have it supported on all Distro's.

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Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Uh, what are you talking about? All distros support OpenGL be default, there is no other option. If you mean certain OpenGL features, then it's the patented parts of OGL3 that keep some distros from compiling with all features enabled for legal reasons, you can add them back in yourself though.

If you want to see full OpenGL support enabled by default you have to go after the companies that hold the patents to the affected features.

So it's what we've been saying for years, patents are killing the industry and hampering progress, I want my flying car dammit!

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Well the claim was that OpenGL support was largely incomplete. So why couldn't Valve lend a hand and write some code?

I have no problems with OGL on Linux (it's running fine). So no need to feel defensive over your OS of choice...

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