[Android-development] Legacy opengl code issue

Sujan Dasmahapatra yellowlemontree0821 at gmail.com
Mon May 27 05:27:30 CEST 2019

Ya Tim I tried for the past few days, and conclude that I need to re-write
the opengl calls to with shader program and VBOs. No other alternative.
Using clean opengl in android hardware is more than impossible. Though
QOpenGLFunctions_3_0.h has all old opengl APIs but android doesn't support

Legacy code can be used with mingw version of Qt. But android version will
not support these functions. And GLES API set doesn't have clean OpenGL
functions they're all shader based.

Still if any one has got any idea of legacy code if can be built with
android do let me know. I am anyway started porting the app for shader
based. Thanks a lot for your reply.

Best Regards

On Mon, 27 May 2019 at 01:52, timday <timday at bottlenose.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, 2019-05-26 at 23:31 +0530, Sujan Dasmahapatra wrote:
> > I am using Qt 5.9.1 for android. My opengl code is legacy code where
> > many opengl  API's are obsolete in it. Like glBeging to glCallList
> > etc.
> >
> > how can I make it work with this version of Qt.? Do I need to
> > configure it with new set of source of Qt.
> >
> > Any suggestions highly appreciated.
> To get it to work on Android you'll have to do the work of porting it
> to the OpenGL ES APIs (probably including getting familiar with vertex
> buffers and GL shaders too, if the legacy code relies on the old "fixed
> function pipeline" model).  The GLES API is all that the Android (and
> iPhone) graphics HW will support.
> I went through such an exercise with the graphics engine of a desktop
> application some years ago... and the desktop application benefited
> greatly from being upgraded to the "more modern" API too.
> Qt provides some useful helpers - QOpenGLFunctions will keep you honest
> about which API calls you can use and things like QOpenGLShaderProgram
> are convenient.
> (I suppose it's not impossible someone somewhere has done a library
> that somehow translates oldschool OpenGL calls into GLES... I've never
> looked for one and I doubt it'd be efficient).
> Tim
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