Canonical Is Planning For Vulkan Support In Mir By Ubuntu 16.04
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 17 February 2016 at 02:32 PM EST. 41 Comments
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With Vulkan now being public, Canonical developer Stephen Webb has confirmed they are planning to have Vulkan platform support ready for Mir by Ubuntu 16.04.

Vulkan is designed to support Mir alongside Wayland and X11 on Linux while according to this Google+ post by Webb, they are hoping to have the Mir server bits done in time for the Ubuntu 16.04 release in April.


This won't magically allow the NVIDIA drivers and others not currently supporting Mir to work, but for supported Mir graphics drivers that have Vulkan support, that combination will then work.
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