GL/gl.h and libopengl32.a

Andre Bleau
Tue Dec 10 09:31:00 GMT 2002

Daniel Wesslen <na99dwn at adeptus dot student dot hig dot se> wrote:
>Could somebody update GL/gl.h and regenerate libopengl32.a for a more
>recent OpenGL version?
>Daniel Wesslen

If you mean updating to GL 1.2 or 2.0, no, it will not be done because it 
cannot be done. libopengl32.a contains the the symbols for M$ 
%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\opengl32.dll and is up to date, supporting only 
OpenGL 1.1.

To use OpenGL 1.2 or 2.0 with it, you have to use extensions; see  for a how-to.

Another possibility might be to use Mesa, for which I have no pointer.


André Bleau, Cygwin's OpenGL package maintainer.

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