How to setup pyOpenGL3.0.a6 for window xp?

Gary Herron gherron at
Sun Aug 19 19:29:10 CEST 2007

Jason wrote:
> On Aug 17, 6:42 pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
>> Windows comes with OpenGL libraries.  However, before you can use
>> OpenGL you'll need a package that can provide an OpenGL context, which
>> PyOpenGL doesn't do (easily).
>> PyGame is the typical choice for most uses.  If all you need is a
>> simple window to draw on, this is the package you want.
If you want an *easy* way to create an OpenGL window and context, you
could try FLTK, and it's Python wrapper PyFLTK.  It's a simple (nice,
very small, well featured and consistent) widget toolkit with OpenGL
support.  Once the window is open, PyOpenGL (versions 2xx or 3xx) work
perfectly on the window.


Gary Herron

>> However, it doesn't (easily) work with common GUIs like GTK and Wx.
>> If you want to use use OpenGL in a GUI app, then you'll want to find
>> an "OpenGL canvas widget" for that GUI.
>> Carl Banks
> Sorry Carl, but I'm a bit confused with your third paragraph.  Do you
> mean that PyGame doesn't work easily with Wx/GTK, or that OpenGL
> doesn't work easily with Wx/GTK?
> If it's the second, then I must disagree.  wxPython comes with an
> OpenGL widget in the "wx.glcanvas" module.  The widget only requires
> PyOpenGL.  The wxPython Demo shows how to set up and program the
> widget quite easily.  Another example is at: "http://
> Unfortunately, I don't have much experience with PyGTK.  Their FAQ
> does indicate that you need an extension to add OpenGL support.
>   --Jason

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