6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2008 12:02 PM by NeWsOfTzzz

    open GL support in our lifetime?

    aaron_sf Novice

       

      Installed Fusion 2 - fantastic!! Many (if not all) of the annoying network issues I had with 1.x are gone.. and support for multiple monitors!

       

       

      Ok but still no openGL ?

       

       

      is that in the pipeline... being actively worked on?

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
          Guru

          VMware policy is to not comment on unannounced features/releases/timelines, so I can't say.

          • 2. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
            Pat Lee Master
            VMware Employees
            aaron_sf wrote:

             

            Installed Fusion 2 - fantastic!! Many (if not all) of the annoying network issues I had with 1.x are gone.. and support for multiple monitors!

             

             

            Ok but still no openGL ?

             

             

            is that in the pipeline... being actively worked on?

             

             

            Well, I would like to see it in my lifetime!

             

            Seriously, we know that OpenGL for Windows guests is something that would of great help to a number of our users and we are seriously considering it as we plan future products.

             

            However, as Eric says, we can't comment on specifics about features and timelines due to corporate policy.

             

            When we have more information we can share about future products, we will let everyone in the forums know.

             

            Pat Lee

            VMware

            • 3. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
              aaron_sf Novice

               

              ok I understand ... at least you know it's something many folks want, so I will remain optimistic 

               

               

              vmware and fusion have to be one of my all time favorite pieces of software ... fusion in particular has allowed me to reduce my carbon footprint by throwing out 5 dell machines and replacing them with a very beefy mac pro 8 core... I just love it... and my home office isn't nearly so noisy and hot anymore

               

               

              keep up the good work.

               

               

              • 4. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
                NeWsOfTzzz Novice

                 

                I really wonder that the VMware stuff doesn't know a solution for this problem, I just found a solution in 5 minutes of Googling

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                Download and use a tool named "GLDirect". With it you can use most OpenGL stuff.

                 

                 

                • 5. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
                  aaron_sf Novice

                   

                  it got me past open gl initialization ... but after that it didn't seem to draw anything correctly. (I'm trying to run my copy of Starry Night Pro)

                   

                   

                  Also - the product appears to have been discontinued...

                   

                   

                  • 6. Re: open GL support in our lifetime?
                    NeWsOfTzzz Novice

                    Yes discontinued and some openGL programs don't work. But your only bet until VMware does code openGL support. Competition got it since a long time already for MAC OS...