OpenGL on Windows

Felix Bembrick felix.bembrick at
Mon Jan 13 10:19:04 PST 2014

Having watched the presentation from Stephen and Felipe about integrating JavaFX and native technologies such as OpenGL, I am inspired to work on a solution for my own needs for fast rendering of thousands of objects using the techniques in the video which I would then contribute to the community.

However, it's quite clear that any OpenGL based solution is not going to work on Windows because OpenGL is not enabled on that platform.

Given that I don't want to write code that supports both OpenGL and D3D, could someone answer these questions?

1. Why is OpenGL not enabled on Windows? Is it a performance thing? Is it because of poor text rendering with OpenGL?

2. What's involved in hacking Prism to enable OpenGL?

3. If 2 is not possible, is there some way to develop an abstraction layer on top of both OpenGL and D3D?



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