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  • how to compile opengl file on linux?
  • Hey, I want start
    I would suggest using GLFW and Glad with C++ and use LearnOpenGL as a refrence
  • How do you use OpenGL without glew or any other libraries? | 2021-06-28
    With all that being said, I don't actually recommend that you do this. GLAD for example lets you select what you want to load specifically and will generate a single glad.c and glad.h pair which is very lightweight (it will also include the required Khronos headers that you'll need). If you really want you can poke around and modify these files later, but I see no reason why you wouldn't want to use it.
  • How do I get OpenGL working in a c++ vscode project? | 2021-06-03
    I only remember how for mingw64, but its probably a similar process. 1 - Compile glfw in cmake, build it with vstudio (this makes two .h files if im not wrong). 2 - use this to get a glad.h file: 3 - Put all the .h files in your project folder (or in the mingw include folder) 4 - You need to link some libraries in the tasks.json file (if you dont have one search it up) Here's the ones I have linked:
  • GLAD generator seems to be down | 2021-05-02
    It seems like they have moved to https. Using works for me. After generating it also points to the http version of the site. Replacing http with https worked for me and I can download the zip file. | 2021-05-02
    Just recently I needed GLAD also and I noticed it too was "down" (i could reach the site but not download anything). I attempted to use glad2 but either missing something or too tired and had some issues with it. The solution was to just download the source and follow the instructions on Github to run the python tool command line to generate the config I wanted. If you get stuck here is an example of the command I used.
  • Advanced 2d topics | 2021-03-30
    GLAD ( is a very good OpenGL function/extension library.
  • C++ OpenGL full setup on Arch Linux | 2021-03-11
    glad folder is downloaded form here which has include and src folder which I have not touched. I just created CMakeLists.txt file in that directory. | 2021-03-11
    I see what the book wants you to do. You can generate a GLAD header here and copy it into your project. | 2021-03-11
    You can either install the GLAD generator through pip, or use it online at (using the online generator is much easier)
  • How to get started with openGL (on linux)?
    git clone cd glad cmake ./ make sudo cp -a include /usr/local/ and now for the functions and etc. in the cloned directory, there will be a src/ folder. Copy the src/glad.c file into your project and you have to compile with glad.c every time. So this is how compiling would look: | 2021-02-14
    i'm stuck here now. how do i get glad now? i already intalled GLAD via pip (here). why i am still getting this error?
  • Nyx: 3rd party libraries | 2021-01-13
    Glad [link]
  • Cosmopolitan Libc: build-once run-anywhere C library | 2020-12-27
    Having given the apelife source a glance, it seems quite possible to me; it already shows you how to create a window on Win32.

    And SDL2 has already been ported to Emscripten/WASM after all, and OpenGL is really no trouble, since it's usually accessed through a mostly platform-agnostic C API wrapper already (see for example, ).

    And maybe you could use MinGW to support POSIX on Win32...

  • Is it impossible to get GLUT Library in Visual Studio on a Windows 10 OS?
    If you don't need a library that takes care of window management, etc.. and just want to write OpenGL directly, glad is also an option. Though if you're unfamiliar with window management etc.. I'd not choose this path.


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