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Thread: Alternatives to GLEW / Is GLEW neccessary?

  1. #1
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    Alternatives to GLEW / Is GLEW neccessary? [Solved]


    I'm only trying to use GLEW because a lot of tutorial-makers are so fond of it, however since it constantly annoys me with linking-errors whenever I try to compile anything where GLEW is used, no matter what I do to fix it, I'm starting to get a bit sick of it.

    Due to that I'm wondering wether GLEW is actually neccessary, or if there's any good alternatives to GLEW?

    I wouldn't mind going a bit more low-level if neccessary, as long as I may still be able to achieve most things OpenGL.

    Thanks in advance for any useful replies

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    Senior Member OpenGL Lord
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    We have a whole wiki page of alternatives. I even wrote two of them.

    Also, the fact that tutorial-makers are fond of something doesn't mean you should use it. Use what works best for your needs, not what others seem to want to use.

  3. #3
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    What kind of linking errors are you getting? Also, consider just including glew.c, glew.h and glxew.h into your project. I am doing so, no need to link with glew library.

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    Thanks for the replies
    But I actually found that wiki-page sorted it out myself.
    Should have remembered to mark it as solved.

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