Can I use GLFW with GLUT?

nobody wrote on Thursday, June 10, 2004:

Some glut or glui functions are useful. Can I use these functions with GLFW and still safe within one windowed threaded mode?

nobody wrote on Wednesday, July 07, 2004:

Probably not. Which functions do you want to use? GLU functions should be fine, but I’m guessing that glutInit() and glfwInit() will step on each other’s toes. Give it a try and see what happens…

marcus256 wrote on Wednesday, July 07, 2004:

GLU is OK.

GLUI isn’t (afaik it is very tightly coupled to GLUT - I wanted to port it to GLFW once, but quickly gave it up).

Some GLUT functions are OK I think, namely the ones that do not rely on a GLUT context (e.g. primitive rendering functions). I guess this has more to do with each individual GLUT implementation than the actual GLUT spec - see the GLUT source.