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09-20-2002, 10:54 AM
Is openML concurent with DirectX ?

09-24-2002, 07:57 AM
Yes and no.
You can easily compare it with DirectX in matters of general usage, but it has some major advantages.
<UL TYPE=SQUARE>1. It is platform independend. DirectX is only bound to Windows
2. It is specified by a comitee and not by a single company. This will help to keep versions downward compatible and satisfy everyones needs.
3. It is build by professionals for professionals (wich doesn't mean it is useless for end-users). Due to this it will have several features above DirectX which are temporarily missing for professional/high-end use.
4. It is an open standard and will be available for everyone, though controled by the Khronos Group members. Everyone is invited to help creating this API.[/list]