Has Sun announced that Java3D will be opensourced? Would there be any
advantages to using something like JOGL or the "announceware" from Sun
and SGI over Java3D? That is, can a case be made that a $100K investment
would benefit more than just Mac OS X users?
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Hibbard <billh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2003 3:58 pm
Subject: Re: JOGL and VisAD
> Hi John,
> I am CC'ing visad-list since this question is probably
> interesting to others. I think there will be a port of
> Java3D to OS X, perhaps by Java3D simply becoming open
> If that doesn't happen, we will look for a Java binding
> for OpenGL that transcends the "flavor of the year" that
> we have seen with GL4Java, JOGL and others. Perhaps it
> will be the binding that Sun and SGI announced they are
> working on, or perhaps it will be JOGL.
> If we do create a VisAD adapter for this, parallel to
> the visad.java3d package. I estimate it will take half
> a person year. Anyone have a spare US$100K to fund it?
> On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, John Osborne wrote:
> > Bill:
> > Do you have any plans to support/redo a version of VisAD that
> works with
> > JOGL (https://jogl.dev.java.net/)? As you know, Mac OS X does
> not have a
> > Java3D implementation but supposedly supports JOGL. I think
> there is
> > very little chance that Apple will do a Java3D port (according
> to a
> > conversation I had with their Java technology manager a few
> weeks ago).
> > To be honest, I'm not even sure JOGL could be used in place of
> Java3D> but the very same manager at Apple claimed JOGL is the up
> and coming
> > thing and Java3D has essentially been "end-of-lifed" at Sun.
> What's your
> > take on this? Thanks in advance.
> > oz