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2525 W Greenway Rd # 332
Phoenix, AZ 85023
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Managing legacy graphics and user interface software - Story

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Graphics represent a challenging area for managing software obsolescence. Most applications that render to the screen or manage a user interface make use of low-level driver calls, such as OpenGL, and extensive User Interface (UI) libraries such as X-Windows or other UI libraries. Deploying these software applications on new platforms when technology insertion is needed because of performance requirements changes or obsolescence is challenging. However, a methodology whereby graphics and UI interfaces can be abstracted without sacrificing performance or flexibility is vastly extending the useful life of legacy software when technology insertion is required.