Vista compatibility page

Mike Hearn mike at
Wed Mar 15 09:10:44 CST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 09:24 +0100, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> Not to mention that they're handing a near-fatal blow to OpenGL support, too.

Maybe ... last I heard, word on the street was that vendors had found a
way to write an Aero compatible ICD, so potentially nothing will change.

If nothing else, it's not like video makers will just delete all their
GL code the day Vista is released (whenever that is). They still have to
support XP, and anyway Vista has been looking like a dead duck for a
long time now.

I mean .... 5 years! FIVE YEARS! And this is what they have to show for
it? A bunch of .NET APIs that they intend to backport to XP, and which
require a runtime nobody seems to be using for desktop apps anyway. An
improved file protection hack. Some improved security, and a display
rewrite equivalent to what David Reveman was able to produce on his own
in only 2 years?

I don't think Vista is going to be dealing near-fatal blows to anything
anytime soon ...

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