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[News] 3D Web as OpenGL-based Standard Comes Closer

  • Subject: [News] 3D Web as OpenGL-based Standard Comes Closer
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2009 16:21:31 +0000
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With draft standard, 3D Web closer to reality

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| 3D graphics became ordinary first in games, 
| then in operating systems, and on Thursday, 
| it took a significant step toward being 
| built into Web browsers as well.
| The Khronos Group, which oversees the OpenGL 
| graphics interface, announced that its work 
| with Mozilla to bring hardware-accelerated 
| 3D graphics to the Web has reached draft 
| standard form. The standard, called WebGL, 
| lets programmers who use the Web's 
| JavaScript language take advantage of the 
| fact that video cards can handle 3D graphics 
| with aplomb. 


WebGL draft spec brings 3D interweb future one step closer


the x86 instruction proprietary extensions: a waste of time, money and energy

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| Agner Fog, a Danish expert in software 
| optimization is making a plea for an open 
| and standarized procedure for x86 
| instruction set extensions. Af first sight, 
| this may seem a discussion that does not 
| concern most of us. After all, the poor 
| souls that have to program the insanely 
| complex x86 compilers will take care of the 
| complete chaos called "the x86 ISA", right? 
| Why should the average the developer, system 
| administrator or hardware enthusiast care?


Smart Phones, eBook Readers, and the Same Old, Same Old

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| In short, the world is moving to the ePub 
| standard, with Amazon as, apparently, the 
| primary holdout. That means that it will be 
| in everyone's best interests to optimize 
| every device (except the Kindle) to the ePub 
| standards, and to convert every book to the 
| ePub standard. Amazon, on the other hand, 
| will need to support its hardware and format 
| standard all by itself. Of course, not being 
| a hardware or software company, it will need 
| to rely onâoh yesâthe Taiwanese to supply 
| them with the sort of cutting edge 
| technology to be able to beatâ.Hmmm. That 
| may be a problem.

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