there's no hostile intend to spam your forum with Tao related questions, but i have no idea where else to ask since the "create topic" function at the Tao forum appears broken.
This time it's about ODE, is that part of Tao still alive? Should one rather use the Ode.Net bindings from their website, rather than Tao.Ode? The main reason for this question is, that i found that Tao.Ode.dContact and Tao.Ode.dContactGeom structs have no layout specified in the bindings, which is dangerous since ODE writes directly into these structs and also requires a stride parameter to indicate the size of the struct. Ode.Net has those layouts specified and binds ODE 0.9, while the Tao bindings seem to use ODE 0.6?
I'm really not obsessed with using the latest bleeding-edge builds, it's just that the missing layout could potentially lead to very hard to track errors which i try to avoid (if i would enjoy debugging, i'd code C++) :p
Theres another topic I tried to post at the Tao forums, it's not really related to Tao but might be of interest for Tao users.
Here's copy&paste of the post:
For some this might be old news, but since most of you don't speak german I think it might be worth mentioning. I haven't found other info on this topic, so maybe this will help some of you.
Some time ago, there has been a webcast about using OpenMP _without_ implementing the loops themselves in C++. The idea behind it is that you can write your methods in C# as anonymous delegates and only write a simple C++ function to accept the delegate as parameter, that will be executed in parallel.
Source Code Examples from the Webcast: ( click "Webcast: OpenMP mit C#? - Demos" )