(OpenGL) GLEW 1.6.0 Available

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GLEW, the popular OpenGL extensions manager is available in version 1.6.0. This new version adds the following new extensions:

v1.6.0 brings the following bugfixes:

  • Define GLEW_NO_GLU for no glu dependency.
  • mx suffix for GLEW MX libraries, build both libraries by default.
  • Cygwin build improvements
  • Soname of GLEWmx shared libraries
  • Query GL extension string only once
  • GLX_OML_sync_control no longer requires C99
  • glDraw*InstancedARB moved from GL_ARB_draw_instanced to GL_ARB_instanced_arrays
  • glFramebufferTextureLayerEXT moved from GL_EXT_geometry_shader4 to GL_EXT_texture_array
  • Fixes for BSD build

You can download GLEW 1.6.0 HERE.

GLEW (OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library) is a library that checks and initializes all OpenGL extensions supported on the target platform.

GLEW is the most popular OpenGL extensions management lib but there are also GLEE or Biggle that offer the same kind of functionalities.

If you plan to use GLEW with an OpenGL 3 or 4 core profile, don’t forget to read these posts before: