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Thread: VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Brings SMP, OpenGL 2.0

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    Very exciting news! SMP and OpenGL 2.0 support just about double the value of VirtualBox for graphics programming.

    VBox uses OpenGL passthru, which has a measurable performance penalty. Unfortunately, it doesn't really make sense to benchmark the current version (which only support GL 1.5). Once VBox 3 is out, I will do some extensive performance tests - I don't expect it to be a speed demon, but I hope it will be usable for general graphics programming.

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    Me, I'm still dreaming about a good GTK+ based GUI for VB.

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    yay, Trickster Online works although dxdiag says that DX7/8 is broken, only DX9 test was completed.

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    Hopefully it will be easier to install, setting up network interfaces are flipping PITA, much like fixing alsa's config to get e.g. 5.1 channels because we're still in 1990.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whizse View Post
    Me, I'm still dreaming about a good GTK+ based GUI for VB.
    Get Qt 4.5 and tell it to use QGtkStyle.

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    "Sun Microsystems has announced the first beta release of VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 1."

    Wow, so it's VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 1 Beta 1 then? Now THAT is beta software.

    Sorry, couldn't resist. ^^

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    Hmm. Does VMWare support 3D in Linux at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealNC View Post
    Hmm. Does VMWare support 3D in Linux at all?
    Yes, OGL 2.1 and DirectX 9c. Latest betas even support ALSA finally.

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    Can normal people download this from somewhere? I don't mind running beta since I don't do anything important...

    nevermind, I see you actually have to look at the mailing list link to get the DL though it is not on the VB website.
    Last edited by rotarychainsaw; 06-24-2009 at 05:02 PM.

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