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There's precedent: Chrome and Firefox both implement WebGL on Windows with ANGLE, which translates OpenGL to Direct3D.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANGLE_(software)




And it seems they are working on a more generic library : https://github.com/google/nxt-standalone


Ah, and NXT has a Metal backend! Very cool.

It's important to note that NXT isn't necessarily a replacement for ANGLE. It's an experimental replacement for WebGL as a whole, with a different API. There still needs to be a way to run WebGL programs on Mac if this deprecation leads to removal a few versions down the line.


And not strictly a replacement either, WebGL would not go away. The successor to WebGL is still so far away that there will probably be some versions after WebGL 2.0.




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