OpenGL 3.x is fully supported in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by twcbc, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Jul 24, 2010
    #1
    Could anyone with Lion confirm this? I'm asking because Apple do not mention OpenGL in the latest feature list of Lion. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Feb 12, 2008
    #2
    It is...kind of. In Lion, there are two separate and parallel sets of OpenGL pipelines--one is the same as Snow Leo (OGL 2.1 + benefits), the other is known as the "forward context API" and that is full, honest OGL3.2. So in order to use OpenGL 3.0-level functions, apps will have to be recompiled for 10.7 only (because Lion uses its own version of XCode).
     

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