Starting a new Project in 2022, Vulkan or OpenGL?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/opengl

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  • bgfx

    Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

    I would use the native API for each platform with something like bgfx.

  • MGL

    OpenGL 4.6 on Metal

    There is also OpenGL 4.6 on Metal

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • angle

    A conformant OpenGL ES implementation for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

    Another option if perf isn't a big concern is to try using Google's angle OpenGL ES 3.0 implementation, there's backends for it to be supported on Vulkan, Direct3D 11, and (work in progress) Metal. Disclosure, haven't tried it myself, just looking at their feature descriptions: https://github.com/google/angle

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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