freeglut is intended to be a 100% plug-compatible clone, and is released under the Xfree license. The GLUT (OpenGL Utility Toolkit) is a widely used library for doing window control, keyboard, and mouse input, and other basic functions for OpenGL programs. However, GLUT is not OpenSourced - although it's source code is available under a somewhat ill-defined set of restrictions. Hence, 'freeglut'.
|Tags||multimedia Graphics 3D Rendering Software Development Libraries Application Frameworks Widget Sets|
|Licenses||MIT/X Public Domain|
|Operating Systems||Windows Windows POSIX IRIX Linux|
Release Notes: New joystick code was written. Support for Windows CE was added. Numerous bugfixes were made. Fixes were made to Game Mode, menus, and error handling. The display mode string now also supports British English. The documentation has been translated to French. Timing granularity is now in milliseconds. Some init problems were fixed.
Release Notes: This release features improved GLUT conformance, a consistent coding style, mouse wheel support, and numerous bug fixes.