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Re: Bug#172189: ITP: openscenegraph -- C++/OpenGL based graphics development library.

* Hugo van der Merwe (hvdm@debian.org) wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Version: unavailable; reported 2002-12-06
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : openscenegraph
>   Version         : 0.9.2
>   Upstream Author : Robert Osfield <robert@openscenegraph.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
>  research.

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).


Josh Haberman
Debian GNU/Linux developer

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