Re: Bug#172189: ITP: openscenegraph -- C++/OpenGL based graphics development library.
* Hugo van der Merwe (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Version: unavailable; reported 2002-12-06
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name : openscenegraph
> Version : 0.9.2
> Upstream Author : Robert Osfield <email@example.com>
> * URL : http://www.openscenegraph.org/
> * License : LGPL
> Description : C++/OpenGL based graphics development library.
> The OpenSceneGraph is an Open Source (LGPL), Cross Platform (Windows,
> Linux, Mac OSX, FreeBSD, Irix, Solaris), Standard C++ and OpenGL based
> graphics development library. Uses range from visual simulation,
> games, virtual reality, scientific visualization and graphics
Between reading this description and reading the website, I still have
no idea what this library actually DOES. I've done a fair amount of
OpenGL programming, so I should have enough background knowledge to
know what this library does by reading the description.
That it is a "graphics development library" tells me nothing. Just spit
it out! Something like "whereas OpenGL deals only with individual
polygons, OpenSceneGraph allows you to render a group of 3d models that
comprise an entire 'scene.' It handles details such as backface culling
and shading that a 3d renderer would usually have to handle manually."
If that's what it actually does (I'm still not entirely sure).
Debian GNU/Linux developer