[osg-users] [OS X] Request for testing the new Cocoa backend + imageio-plugin

Eric Sokolowsky esok.osg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 13:40:17 PDT 2009

I just ran a preliminary test, and the imageio plugin seemed to load and
work correctly. I will post more as I test further.

Thanks Stephan for integrating this!


On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Stephan Maximilian Huber <
ratzfatz at digitalmind.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've finished the coding of the new Cocoa backend for osgViewer and I
> integrated the imageio-plugin from E.Wing into CMake / the XCode-project.
> I did some tests but as of my limited ressources I can't test every
> combination of hardware etc. So please if you have some spare-time and
> an OS X machine can you please test the new code? Thanks!
> *Here's how to get the new code:*
> svn checkout
> http://www.openscenegraph.org/svn/osg/OpenSceneGraph/branches/osg-cocoa-dev
> or if you already have svn trunk on your computer
> svn switch
> http://www.openscenegraph.org/svn/osg/OpenSceneGraph/branches/osg-cocoa-dev
> start CMake and change the following two options:
> OSG_WINDOWING_SYSTEM = Cocoa (X11, Carbon, and Cocoa available)
> OSG_DEFAULT_IMAGE_PLUGIN_FOR_OSX = imageio (imageio + quicktime available)
> If you want to compile for 64bit, be sure to change
> CMAKE_OSX_ARCHITECTURES to "ppc;i386;ppc64;x86_64", (the carbon backend
> and quicktime are not compatible with 64bit, and get not compiled even
> when enabled!)
> create your project files, compile and test against your application /
> environment.
> If you want to use the depecated os x project then be sure to define the
> follwing flags for the project:
> for osgDB:
> DARWIN_IMAGEIO (imagio as default image-plugin)
> DARWIN_QUICKTIME (quicktime as default image-plugin)
> *What's missing, not tested:*
> + I don't know if all tablet-events are handled well, because my tablet
> does not support all available events (rotation + tilt)
> + if you resize a window you'll get some artifacts while resizing, I
> don't know how to fix this, I tried some approaches but nothing good came
> up
> + switching from fullscreen to windowed mode and vice versa works only
> for the main-screen reliably (this affects also the carbon backend). See
> my other post regarding this issue.
> #scroll-wheel-events are not tested that well.
> SO, I hope no major problems arise, and we can merge the staff with
> trunk the next days.
> cheers,
> Stephan
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