[osg-users] OpenGL Support in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol

Alberto Luaces aluaces at udc.es
Thu Sep 29 02:32:42 PDT 2016

Alistair Baxter writes:

> I’ve just discovered that my Windows 10 (Version 1511, last year’s
> November Update) desktop machine now supports OpenGL 4.5 over RDP!
> Apparently this has been in the pipeline for some time, but the only
> official word about it has been this post on an MS sysadmin blog with
> regard to a preview version of Windows Server:
> https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2016/01/11/remote-desktop-protocol-rdp-10-avch-264-improvements-in-windows-10-and-windows-server-2016-technical-preview/
> But it’s certainly working for me, using both the built-in Windows
> desktop RDP client, and the UWP store app. Anything that supports
> RemoteFX should work, I expect.
> Perhaps somebody else ought to confirm that this isn’t just me.

Thanks for the heads up, Alistair.  It is certainly interesting.

I wonder how did you check that.  Is it just the absence of the usual
notice output to the console saying that only OpenGL 1.x was found?

I was precisely searching yesterday in the OSG examples directory to seee
if there were any program printing the detected GL characteristics
(similar to what glxinfo does on linux), but found none so far.


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