[Live-demo] OSGeo-Live 4.5 - OSGEarth

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 27 14:19:03 PST 2011

On 28/02/11 09:08, Pirmin Kalberer wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 27. Februar 2011, um 22.40:17 schrieb Brian Hamlin:
>> OSGEarth Team Representatives-
>>     testing the last 4.5b2 build of the LiveDVD has shown that osgearth
>> is not drawing correctly
>> In one tester's environment, osgearth runs, but the surface of the
>> earth and blocky patches in the stars
>> are blank white, and do not update at all
>>     Please verify this as soon as possible - suggestions or fixes welcome
>> otherwise osgearth may miss out on being on this LiveDVD version
> Display problems are usually caused by missing OpenGL-Support. Maybe it was
> tested in a virtual machine?
> Pirmin
yes Brian did test in a VM.

It might be the case that OSGEarth doesn't work without OpenGL support. 
If that is the case, is it possible to fail gracefully? Eg: In a wrapper 
bash script test for the existence of OpenGL. If it doesn't exist, 
present up popup alert stating "This computer seems to be missing OpenGL 
support is required to fully make use of OGLEarth. Elements of this 
program will not work as expected."

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