[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANNOUNCE: OpenGLRaw

Jeff Heard jefferson.r.heard at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 14:38:48 EDT 2009

nVidia and ATI drivers both support GL 3.0 on Linux, although you're
right that open source drivers don't.  I for one welcome this package
with open arms, since I'm mostly trying to implement a layer over
OpenGL anyway with Hieroglyph.  This'll help with the next revision of
that.  As for the package naming scheme, I don't mind it at all --
there are several different Graphics.Rendering packages with different
backends and several Graphics.UI packages, so I think it's been fairly

Perhaps there should be a Hackage Ontology project, though, or we
should ask a librarian to look at Hackage and think about the problem
and suggest a proposed standard for people to follow, then suggest to
new library releasers under what set of QNames they ought to release
their libraries under. This is more or less standard practice for
large working groups on languages like XML and Java, and although it
could be seen as a debatable practice to many, I prefer something
descriptive of function in my module names, since package names so
rarely are.

case in point: Hieroglyph.  What's it do?  import Hieroglyph.  Is
there any clue by my function names which ones belong to a library
called Hieroglyph?  No.  However, import
Graphics.Rendering.Hieroglyph, and I see a function somewhere in the
code called "arc" or "plane" or "circle", and I know it probably goes
with the rendering package.

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Felipe Lessa<felipe.lessa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 07:55:23PM +0200, Krzysztof Skrzętnicki wrote:
>> On my machine I get:
>> $ glxinfo | grep -i version
>> server glx version string: 1.4
>> client glx version string: 1.4
>> GLX version: 1.3
>> OpenGL version string: 3.0.0 NVIDIA 180.51
>> OpenGL shading language version string: 1.30 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
>> So it doesn't appear to be true.
> So, open source Linux drivers won't have OpenGL 3.0 or 3.1 for at
> least some months :).  I don't know the internals of the graphics
> subsystem, but AFAIK the open source drivers use Mesa to
> implement the OpenGL frontend, and the current version 7.5rc3
> doesn't support it yet.
> FWIW, I'm using the Intel driver, version 2.7.1.
> --
> Felipe.
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