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    Phoronix: 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...

  • #2
    I wonder if they have decided to go with incremental changes to avoid what happened during OGL2 -> OGL3 transition.


    • #3
      At least it has 5 in version number .


      • #4
        Originally posted by BSDude View Post
        I wonder if they have decided to go with incremental changes to avoid what happened during OGL2 -> OGL3 transition.
        I hope the contrairy, we need a huge cleanup


        • #5
          I think last time it took NVIDIA 2 weeks to bring out a new beta driver with 4.4 support.


          • #6
            Nvidia blob beta is already out:

            Khronos publicly released the OpenGL 4.5 specification today, bringing the very latest functionality to the industry’s most advanced 3D graphics API while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download from the OpenGL Registry. New functionality in the core OpenGL 4.5 specification includes:
            • Direct State Access (DSA) – object accessors enable state to be queried and modified without binding objects to contexts, for increased application and middleware efficiency and flexibility;
            • Flush Control - applications can control flushing of pending commands before context switching – enabling high-performance multithreaded applications;
            • Robustness - providing a secure platform for applications such as WebGL browsers, including preventing a GPU reset affecting any other running applications;
            • OpenGL ES 3.1 API and shader compatibility – to enable the easy development and execution of the latest OpenGL ES applications on desktop systems;
            • DX11 emulation features – for easier porting of applications between OpenGL and Direct3D.
            There's also a bit of povs about future of opengl from different ihv:s.


            • #7

              That was fast.


              • #8
                Yay, more extensions! Extensions for everyone!

                Now we are going to have 25 ways to get data to the gpu.

                Who needs compact and orthogonal APIs... sigh.


                • #9
                  It seems that OpenGL 5.0 will not be announced soon, instead Kronos asks interested parties to join an effort of creating a next-gen API. Link (German only, sorry):



                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sdar View Post
                    Do you think they implemented it after reading this announce . It is not fast, it is planned .