[ODE] New release?

Rodrigo Hernandez kwizatz at aeongames.com
Thu Dec 21 07:46:55 MST 2006

Yeah, there was a discussion a long while ago, the main reasoning was to 
create a single compilation library,
instead of two, however I looked at the code, and making the change is 
not easy, so it will stay the way it is.

Fredrik Sandstrom wrote:
> Why would you want to change the API in that way? 
> For graphics programming it makes sense to choose the format of the
> underlying data but for physics programming you might want to switch
> from float to double or vice versa just to try out stability issues.
> Changing a define and recompile is much better (imho) than having to
> change all function calls.
> What would happen if you intermingle float and double precision
> commands, wouldn't half of the commands just be doing type conversions?
> How would you chose what precision the underlying engine is using (still
> with a define?)
> Perhaps you just mean to add separate functions with f/d suffixes that
> do automatic data type conversion to the underlying engine type? I can
> see some reasons to extend the API but not to remove the current way of
> easily going between float and double precision without changing
> application code. Perhaps there is some previous discussions of the
> topic? I couldn't find a search interface for the mailing list, sorry.
> /Fredde
> On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 21:38, Rodrigo Hernandez wrote:
>> No objections here, I've been thinking about doing the change from dual 
>> float point compilations to OpenGL like suffixes
>> (f for float arguments,d for double), which would radically change the 
>> API, so a new release is a very good idea.
>> I am also thinking about the switch from static collision detection to a 
>> dynamic one.
>> Jason Perkins wrote:
>>> Erwin Coumans would like to start working on integrating ODE and the
>>> Bullet continuous collision library. Since this work might take a
>>> while, I believe it makes sense to push out a new release of ODE
>>> before he starts. Are there any objections? Is there anything that
>>> really needs to be done before a new release?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Jason
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