, one of the influential developers behind the Linux graphics scene, has blogged about OpenCL support in the free software stack. Just yesterday we talked about support for OpenCL in GCC
, but Zack's work deals with implementing support for the Open Computing Language into the open-source X.Org drivers.
, which soon will enter Mesa's mainline code-base
, the OpenCL support is relatively easy to come by through just programming a new state tracker. Zack believes LLVM and Clang are the obvious choice over GCC. An OpenCL state tracker has already been started by Zack, but it's not yet open-source -- this though should change soon. What's more interesting is that Zack hopes to have this new state tracker pass at least one conformance test with a minimum of one GPU driver by this summer.
Zack has shared more about his OpenCL thoughts on his blog