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And here is the best part:

"New functionality in the core OpenGL 4.1 specification includes:
  • Full compatibility with OpenGL ES 2.0 APIs for easier porting between mobile and desktop platforms;"
I am not a dev but I have to imagine this is good news for anyone working on games/emulators
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possible more app?
 
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How cool is that?
 
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oay what does that mean? (sorry thats really not my materia) maybe a "rage" (the game / Id soft) release on my n900 ( somelike ?)
 
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This means that developers who will use the OpenGL 4 engine can code now mobile applications (including N900) without using extra libs for converting the API into a mobile API.
 

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Originally Posted by WorldKaoss View Post
This means that developers who will use the OpenGL 4 engine can code now mobile applications (including N900) without using extra libs for converting the API into a mobile API.
ah k something like releasing "minigames" for example PvZ on Pc and the N900. thats cool !
 
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@boxkillor:

Exactly. It's like writting a game for PC and then you have the possibility to export it to Mobile without recoding the entire game.
 
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Note that OpenGL ES and OpenGL already shared quite a large subset of functionality.

The issue has always been that nobody on the desktop wants to use GL ES (because GL is easier, and people tend to teach GL instead of GL ES, and of course because GL ES has less functionality).

So nobody will want to limit himself to the ES subset, and the situation won't change at all.

A real game changer might be WebGL, though.

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But doesn't this mean that something written in GL can be easily ported to GL ES?
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Originally Posted by cfh11 View Post
But doesn't this mean that something written in GL can be easily ported to GL ES?
Well it depends on the code. It may be easely or it could be harder...

Anyhow, it's a big difference replacing 40% of the code instead of rewritting all the code.

Keep in mind what javispedro said..
 
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