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[Newbie] OpenGL or Glut?

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Hello All. -- PLEASE DO NOT START A FLAME WAR -- Researching various tutes and code snippets, I found various people using either one or the other. Is there any reason why you would use EITEHR GLUT or OPENGL? Can they be used together? What are the differences? And why would people use one over the other? Thank you again folks =) -PK-

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What platforms are GLUT not available for? Part of the reason to use GLUT is to make your apps easy to port across platforms. GLUT is available for Linux, BeOS, MacOS, and Windows, and probably more.

Morgan

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Usually people who develop only under Windows or only under MacOS don''t like GLUT because they don''t have as much control over what is going on and they can''t optimize it. Although I like to code specifically for MacOS or Windows when I have the time, I do still enjoy GLUT because a simple recompile on either platform will wield the same results with no alteration of the source (well, except for paths for files, but that''s just because of simple differences in the way the OS''s work). And, yes, it is much easier to use and learn for most people.

Morgan

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