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From: David Bergman (David.Bergman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-17 14:11:19

That would be interesting, but, honestly, what - if any - pieces
would be relevant to Boost?

In general, there are a few areas that might be concrete and
reapplicable enough to warrant Boost inclusion (or at least discussion):

1. Graphical user interface library. Such as win32gui for all (well,
at least Linux, OS X and Win32..) platforms. There are a lot of
potential input/inspiration in the game developer communities here.
The GUI of a game is general enough (buttons, overlays, text,
scrollbar...) that it might be isolated.

2. Geometry. We already have uBLAS, but there are definitely other
matrix operations that would be needed for a proper 3D (sub) engine,
and other non-matrix geometric operations.

3. 3D Rendering. Would it be possible to build an Ogre-like (in
functionality and scope) layer using modern C++? I would probably
start with wrapping one of these "Ogre" libraries.

4. AI. Well, the AI in games do not really have time to use advanced
AI, but there are a host of interesting AI models one can Boostify,
such as support vector learning (or other kernel methods), GA or at
least a basic perceptron library :-)

I have a hard time visualizing a Boost.GameEngine library, but it
could be a separate effort, using Boost and its principles, and
*perhaps* being able to borrow the name "Boost" somehow, but that is
obviously up to Management.


On Jul 17, 2007, at 1:34 PM, Felipe Magno de Almeida wrote:

> Hi,
> There were some little interest for this in another thread here in
> boost. So, who has any experience in game programming, it would be
> interesting to layout some requirements for a new engine and
> complaints from other engines. See if we can find out how a game
> engine should really be.
> Regards,
> --
> Felipe Magno de Almeida
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