In a SIGGraph 2006 presentation by NVIDIA it shows that Microsoft has revisited its stance on how they will support OpenGL within Windows Vista. You may recall when I first wrote about this last year that Microsoft’s initial plan was to layer OpenGL through DirectX.
This time last year…
- The plan for OpenGL on Windows Vista was to layer OpenGL over Direct3D in order to obtain the Aeroglass experience
The situation today…
- OpenGL accelerated ICD now fully supported under Windows Vista
- OpenGL works fully with the Aeroglass compositing desktop
- Performance and stability will rival Windows XP by driver release
So it seems some complaining still works given sufficient pressure.