objarni's picture

Hooray for OpenTK!

Just wanted to share with you my love for OpenTK! It is really getting better and better every week :)

Anybody wanna join in the celebration, add a comment below!


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Mincus's picture

Hehe, I will.
Certainly a lot of fun to play with.
Should be making a post in the personal projects section with a small game I'm working on with it soon. :o)

Inertia's picture

Indeed, we should write a gregorian chant in order to worship Fiddler appropriately :)

athiniar's picture

Great job indeed master Fiddler!
Congrats to Inertia too for his work on openAL!

the Fiddler's picture

Thanks for your kind words, I guess... :)

Though when I hear about chants, I start to think about Oracle DBAs and their cabalistic ways. :P

Edit: Ok, since we are in the self, err, congratulation mode right now, a few interesting tidbits:

  • 0.9.0 has been downloaded 1236 times (about 1/3 of all OpenTK downloads to date).
  • Miguel de Icaza, of Gnome and Mono fame, has mentioned OpenTK and Tao in his blog.
  • According to Ohloh code metrics, OpenTK currently comprises of 86176 lines of code, although between all contributed patches, samples and not-commited features, it is closer to 90000.
  • This site is running on Drupal, using a version of the Hunchbaque theme heavily modified by a miserably inept web programmer (that's me). Despite the lean looks, www.opentk.com consumed 1.9GB of bandwidth during February.
Inertia's picture

That explains the delay of 0.9.1, refreshing statistics every 5 minutes and enter the results into charts consumes quite some time 'we' guess.

2GB traffic is quite a bit, are you hosting a secret pr0n site on this server 'we' haven't found yet?

the Fiddler's picture

Yeah, that takes quite a bit of time. Not that I, err, do that or something...

Inertia's picture

There has been some discussion in the #mono channel recently about whether we would create or endorse a gaming API developed by a third party. Like blessing Tao or OpenTK as the standard way of building games for Mono.

What are actually the options? Mono.XNA had more not-implemented-exceptions than working code last time I've taken a look. SDL.Net?

the Fiddler's picture

As far as I know these are the cross-platform options: Tao, OpenTK, SDL.Net, and... that's it.

djk's picture

I think the download count sited above is artifically low, I switched to pulling from the SVN repository shortly after the last 0.3.x release.

I experimented with Tao.OpenGl and "C# Wrapper for OpenGL : Version 11" from http://colinfahey.com/csharp_wrapper_opengl_windows/csharp_wrapper_for_o..., both projects could have worked in our development, however OpenTK even in the early 0.3.x releases exhibited a more .Net kindly framework that really resonated with our development practises.

The 0.9.0 release and the helpful coaching plus a couple quick fixes provided by Fiddler and others on this forum continue to validate the decision to utilize OpenTK.

Inertia's picture

Agreed, Tao is solid but really low level. Not everyone's flavor. It's good to know though that Tao bindings work nicely together with OpenTK: e.g. you can use OpenTK for context&message handling and code graphics with Tao.OpenGL

There's a couple more OpenGL wrappers out there for .Net, but most appear to be abandoned due to the upcoming GL3.