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Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has joined the Khronos Group to help push open, cross-platform, industry-standard APIs.
21 August 2014 - Mir - 79 Comments

Khronos Publishes Its Slides About OpenGL-Next

Earlier this month at SIGGRAPH Vancouver we were surprised yet delighted by the news of Khronos developing a next-generation graphics API following OpenGL 4.5. All of the Khronos Group slides about OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL-Next, and their other industry-standard APIs have now been published from their SIGGRAPH track.
20 August 2014 - Next-Gen OpenGL - 48 Comments

C++14 Is Complete

The ISO C++14 draft international standard was unanimously approved and is now clear for publication.
19 August 2014 - C++14 - 15 Comments

OpenROAD: Showing Off All The Khronos APIs

The Khronos Group released OpenROAD today at SIGGRAPH 2014 showing off all of their cross-platform, industry-standard APIs.
13 August 2014 - Khronos Group - 8 Comments

Microsoft Joins The Khronos WebGL Working Group

As some surprising news this morning beyond the Khronos Group working on a new, next-generation API to succeed OpenGL in its current form, Microsoft is back to investing in GL.
11 August 2014 - WebGL - 36 Comments

The Khronos Group Is Developing A New Graphics API From The Ground-Up

The Khronos Group this morning announced OpenGL 4.5 (not OpenGL 5.0 as hoped for), but in announcing GL 4.5 from SIGGRAPH 2014 they also announced a call for participation to develop a new graphics API.
11 August 2014 - Next-Gen OpenGL - 50 Comments

SPIR 2.0 Is Out In Provisional Form For OpenCL 2.0

Besides OpenGL 4.5, the Khronos Group announced from SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver today the release of the provisional specification for SPIR 2.0.
11 August 2014 - SPIR 2.0

OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5. Regardless, the OpenGL 4.5 specification is out now.
11 August 2014 - OpenGL 4.5 - 65 Comments

Next Week We Should Hear All About OpenGL 5.0

Wednesday is the day we've been waiting for when hopefully the lid will be lifted on OpenGL 5 by the Khronos Group.
10 August 2014 - OpenGL 5 - 34 Comments

Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month

The Khronos Group has shared details about their BoF sessions to be hosted next month during SIGGRAPH and it includes detailing the next-generation OpenGL / OpenGL ES specifications.
15 July 2014 - OpenGL 5.0? - 74 Comments

Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification.
11 July 2014 - OpenVX 1.0 - 4 Comments

Intel Expresses Interest In AMD's Mantle API

Intel has asked AMD about access to their Mantle technology for experimenting with this graphics API alternative to Direct3D and OpenGL.
24 June 2014 - Mantle - 74 Comments

PHP 5.6 Is Nearly Ready For Release, RC1 Is Out

PHP 5.6 is on track for its official release this summer as a major update to PHP5 while those looking to do some pre-production testing, RC1 is now available.
20 June 2014 - PHP 5.6 - 5 Comments

Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.1 Conformance Tests

The Khronos OpenGL ES Working Group has today released their conformance tests for the OpenGL ES 3.1 specification and launched the OpenGL ES 3.1 Adopter Program.
6 June 2014 - OpenGL ES 3.1

Apple Announces A New 3D API, OpenGL Competitor: Metal

At Apple's WWDC conference today they have just unveiled Metal, a new 3D graphics API to compete with OpenGL.
2 June 2014 - Metal API - 142 Comments

APITest Can Now Be Run Inside The Phoronix Test Suite

APITest is the latest open-source graphics application incorporated within the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org for carrying out OpenGL benchmarks on Linux systems.
1 June 2014 - APITest - 1 Comment

Former AMD Developer: OpenGL Is Broken

A former AMD software engineer that's now working at Firaxis Games -- including his role as working on the graphics for Civilization V -- has come out to say that "OpenGL is broken."
31 May 2014 - OpenGL - 122 Comments

PHP Working On A "Next Generation" Branch

PHP developers have shared they are currently developing phpng, a next-generation branch of the code working towards JIT compilation.
28 May 2014 - PHPNG - 7 Comments

Perl 5.20 Brings Key/Value Slices, Better 64-Bit Support

After about a year of development and lots of code changes committed, Perl 5.20 has been released.
27 May 2014 - Perl 5.20

NVIDIA Continues Beating Other Vendors On OpenGL Support

Along a similar theme to Rich Geldreich's recent post on A Game Developer's Perspective On Linux Driver Quality, here are some OpenGL sample tests of OpenGL 3.2 through OpenGL 4.4 with many different graphics drivers.
13 May 2014 - OpenGL - 27 Comments

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