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Re: [eclipse-pmc] Request to fix bug 136515 - Support shared context for GLCanvas


The code is safe.  OpenGL applications that don't make use of this new feature are unaffected.

Kevin Barnes/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA
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03/30/2009 12:50 PM

Please respond to

[eclipse-pmc] Request to fix bug 136515 - Support shared context        for GLCanvas

A number of users have complained of our lack of support for shared context in GLCanvas. Adding this feature for them is very simple, requires minimal code changes and can be done in such a way that there is no impact to existing users. To fix the bug we need to add one field to our API in GLData (patch attached to bug report).


Very Low. The patch adds a field to our GLData class. By default the field is null and unless you set it, the behavior of GLCanvas is the same as it has always been. Any users that need to use shared OpenGL contexts currently need to get and modify SWT source code and run with their own modified jar.

This is a performance improvement to users that can take advantage of this new feature. It has no affect on clients that do not use it.

Kevin Barnes
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