Welcome to the web site for the Hydroponic Project. Hydroponic is an object-oriented, multi-platform, network-aware platform for real-time applications, especially games.
These other projects are somewhat similar to Hydroponic, and definitely
may be used in conjunction with it. However, Hydroponic concentrates
mainly on organizing and relaying data between a server and clients, where
DirectX and SDL consist of numerous gaming technologies, and OpenGL is a
library for graphics drawing.
Hydroponic has no native graphics interface.
.NET, Microsoft Corporation's new infrastructure for applications, is
indeed an interesting technology. It has some similarities to Hydroponic,
but their intent differs. Hydroponic intends mainly to allow realtime
applications (mostly games) to communicate quickly; .NET is for more
general application development. Thus, Hydroponic has some features
specialized for games that .NET does not have; conversely, Hydroponic
lacks some features .NET has.
As above, .NET and Hydroponic do not conflict, and can even safely coexist and even interact (if someone writes the code to do so! :)
Hydroponic is NOT a simple game-making program. It is intended for use by developers in creating games.
Developers of games and similar apps on all platforms.
Contact the project leader at hydroponic at desperance dot net
Thanks to SourceForge for providing the facilities to develop Hydro.