[OpenIndiana-discuss] openindiana more popular

Hillel Lubman shtetldik at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 20:28:44 UTC 2010

I don't think there are really performance drawbacks for game development on
OpenIndiana. Heavy games are anyway based on OpenGL, which in turn ends up
in drivers quality. Sound is another sensitive issue, but interestingly,
OpenSolaris uses OSS, which is better for game development, comparing to
PulseAudio or ALSA commonly found in Linux (though now one can use OSS in
Linux too, but it's often not present by default).



On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Alasdair Lumsden <alasdairrr at gmail.com>wrote:

> If you asked me to rate the suitability of platforms for playing games from
> best to worst, it would go along the lines of: Games Consoles (PS3, XBox,
> Wii, etc), Windows 7, OS X, Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, NetBSD, OpenBSD.
> There is a big gaming Linux community and I'd imagine for Open Source
> developers/evangelists interested in gaming should probably focus the
> efforts there.
> To quote Scotty from Star Trek, "How many times do I have to tell ya! The
> right tool, for the right job!" :D
> Cheers,
> Alasdair

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