Does GLFW work on Mac?

GLFW is written in C and supports Windows, macOS, X11 and Wayland.

How do I use GLFW on Mac?


  1. To install glfw, run the following command in macOS terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal) sudo port install glfw Copy.
  2. To see what files were installed by glfw, run: port contents glfw Copy.
  3. To later upgrade glfw, run: sudo port selfupdate && sudo port upgrade glfw Copy.

How do I use GLFW with Xcode?

Install GLFW Download and install Xcode from Mac App Store. Open CMake, click on Browse Source button to select the GLFW folder (make sure that CMakeLists. txt) is located inside that folder. After that, click on Browse Build button and select the newly created Build folder in previous step.

What platforms does GLFW support?

Currently, GLFW supports Windows (XP and later), macOS (10.8 Mountain Lion and later) and Unix-like operating systems with the X Window System, such as Linux, FreeBSD and Cygwin. Support for Wayland is available but not yet feature complete.

What does GLFW stand for?

Graphics Library Framework
GLFW stands for Graphics Library Framework. It provides programmers with the ability to create and manage windows and OpenGL contexts, as well as handle joystick, keyboard and mouse input.

Does OpenGL work on Mac?

OpenGL is available to all Macintosh applications. OpenGL for OS X is implemented as a set of frameworks that contain the OpenGL runtime engine and its drawing software. These frameworks use platform-neutral virtual resources to free your programming as much as possible from the underlying graphics hardware.

Can I use OpenGL on Mac?

According to Apple, OpenGL is no longer supported. However, it appears v4. 1 of OpenGL was supported on many devices as of July 28, 2020.

Is GLFW safe?

See: “Is GLFW thread safe? No. However, neither is OpenGL.”