DirectX (was Re: server X)
Fri Sep 25 01:22:00 GMT 1998
Alexander Kriegisch wrote:
#I do not know enough about it, so this is more a question than a hint:
#How about DirectX and the like? Is it not designed for granting the
#developer direct hardware access?
As far as I can tell from M'softs' literature, DirectX is *not* designed to
hardware access. It appears to be graphics middleware, that is an application
rely on a certain set of services and capabilities, and a hardware vendor can
that their driver performs these services in the most optimal way possible, (or
not - there's
some really lousy driver code out there!).
We keep being told that DirectX will make an appearance in NT, (5.0 perhaps?).
the case if it provided direct hardware access, wouldn't that break NT's
Any other opinions anyone?
Disclaimer: My opinions, like my fingerprints, are unique to me.
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