[Interest] Qt strategy WRT OpenGL support on OSX moving forward

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Lachlan Hetherton
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From: Jason H <jhihn at gmx.com>
Date: Thursday, 13 December 2018 at 9:40 am
To: "Hetherton, Lachlan (Data61, Docklands GS)" <Lachlan.Hetherton at data61.csiro.au>
Cc: "interest at lists.qt-project.org" <interest at lists.qt-project.org>
Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt strategy WRT OpenGL support on OSX moving forward


Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:06 AM
From: Lachlan.Hetherton at data61.csiro.au
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Subject: [Interest] Qt strategy WRT OpenGL support on OSX moving forward
Hi there,

Apologies if this has been asked recently – I have not been tracking the mailing list recently but could not find a comprehensive response anywhere else. Apple have deprecated OpenGL from OSX 10.14 (Mojave), presumably in an attempt to move developers onto their Metal platform. What is Qt’s strategy for this moving forward? Is there a plan to move away from offering OpenGL functionality in the Qt API since it will no longer be available across all platforms? Or is there an intention to provide an OpenGL (or Vulkan) implementation built on Metal?

Thanks – once again apologies if this has already recently been covered.


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