[Haskell-cafe] GLUT, FLGW, FLGW-b

Vlad Lopatin madjestic13 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 21:45:21 UTC 2013

Thanks, Jason

What makes you prefer GLFW-b instead GLFW?

On 12 December 2013 19:15, Jason Dagit <dagitj at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 3:05 AM, Sven Panne <svenpanne at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2013/12/12 Vlad Lopatin <madjestic13 at gmail.com>:
>> > I keep reading (wiki) that GLUT is a legacy package and some libraries
>> (e.g.
>> > GLFW) are meant to replace it.  I also see that some of the GLUT
>> > functionality is based on fixed pipeline.  What is the current status of
>> > Haskell GLUT?  Is it 'to stay' or something that is going to be
>> deprecated
>> > at some point?  Should one try replacing it with GLFW(-b) in a project,
>> if
>> > fixed pipeline is not expected to be used?
>> I think this really depends on your needs: GLUT was designed as a
>> simple cross-platform API for OpenGL demos and tutorials, perhaps even
>> some programs of medium complexity.
> I prefer GLFW-b for cross platform programs for the simple reason that on
> windows GLUT requires you to install a DLL and make sure it's in the path.
> I prefer GLFW-b more generally because it's more modern, fully open
> source, and under active development. The license for GLUT is open in
> practice but it's not a clean open source license. I guess most people use
> freeglut instead.
> Jason
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