With many Phoronix readers being curious about reverse-engineering graphics drivers for open-source enablement, along the same lines you may also be curious about how reverse-engineering is done with video formats / video decoding by multimedia applications.
The Video Electronics Standards Association announced Display Stream Compression 1.2 today as the newest DSC standard.
Zlib is likely the most widely-used data compression library on open-source systems, but it's now at great risk of becoming obsoleted by more modern codecs for data compression.
As there have been a number of readers inquiring about it recently, HTTPS support is now enabled by default, assuming you are a premium member.
Any OpenSSH client released in the past six years is prone to two vulnerabilities by malicious SSH servers that could cause memory disclosures and a buffer overflow.
For those that haven't been paying attention to SPIR-V as the new intermediate representation that makes up OpenCL 2.1+ and Vulkan, here's various details about this newest Khronos Group specification you may not be familiar with now that Khronos formally released OpenCL 2.1 and SPIR-V 1.0..
The Khronos Group has formally released the OpenCL 2.1 and SPIR-V 1.0 specifications coinciding with this year's SuperComputing conference in Austin.
Just ahead of the Super Computing SC15 conference beginning tomorrow in Austin, the OpenMP 4.5 specification has been finalized.
The Khronos Group has made public their slides from the 2015 SIGGRAPH ASIA conference that took place earlier this month.
VESA has just announced the latest version of their Embedded DisplayPort specification, eDP 1.4b, which marks Embedded DisplayPort 1.4 as now being under a "production-ready" status with this standard being in development for over two years.
The Khronos Group has announced this morning that they've finalized the 1.0 specification for glTF, the GL Transmission Format.
The Creative Commons has announced that their BY-SA 4.0 license has been found to be one-way compatible with the GPLv3 license.
If you're curious how the open-source VP9 codec performs for video encoding and decoding comparing to H.264 and H.265/HEVC, there's some interesting numbers out this weekend.
It seems that Nintendo quietly joined The Khronos Group this month.
In one hour from right now, Neil Trevett, the President of the Khronos Group, will be keynoting the Linaro Conference and this talk will be live-streamed.
While there isn't anything new compared to what was already covered on Phoronix earlier this month from the SIGGRAPH graphics conference, The Khronos Group has now published all of their slides, including about Vulkan.
During today's Khronos SIGGRAPH 2015 BoFs it was asked when WebGL 2 is expected to officially ship.
For those not doing so right now, there's a live-stream of the Khronos birds of a feather sessions happening this afternoon from SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles.
The Khronos Group, the organization behind OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, and others, today announced a standard data format specification that's aptly called the "Khronos Data Format Specification 1.0."
The first beta of the upcoming PHP 7 was released a few days ago. PHP 7.0 Beta 1 marks the point that this major update to PHP is feature-complete.
This week marked five years since the release of OpenCL 1.1. While much time has passed, the open-source OpenCL drivers and free software adoption of the Open Computing Language remains arguably poor.
One of the new standards being brewed by The Khronos Group is an OpenGL Transmission Format, glTF.
Version 3.0 of the Open Computer Vision library is now available. The release announcement reads, "With a great pleasure and great relief OpenCV team finally announces OpenCV 3.0 gold release, the most functional and the fastest OpenCV ever. And yet it’s very stable too – all the thousands of tests that we created during the project + many new tests pass successfully on Windows, Linux and Mac, x64 and ARM."
The Khronos Group today announced the official release of the SYCL 1.2 specification. SYCL is the Khronos Group's single-source heterogeneous programming language that serves as an abstraction layer for utilizing OpenCL while writing standard C++ code.
While OpenGL 4.0+ support continues to be tackled for Mesa, finishing up OpenGL ES 3.1 support within Mesa seems to be a pressing priority for Intel.
The Khronos Group has published the 30th revision of SPIR-V, the intermediate representation at the heart of the new Vulkan graphics API and OpenCL 2.1 compute API.
Version 0.11 of POCL -- originally known as Portable OpenCL and since renamed to the Portable Computing Language -- is now available for running OpenCL on the CPU in an open-source environment.
Given this week's release of HHVM 3.6 I decided to run some new performance comparison tests of PHP vs. HHVM.
For those wishing to learn more about the OpenCL 2.1 specification unveiled last week by The Khronos Group at GDC15 alongside Vulkan and SPIR-V, their presentation is now public.
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