Vulkan 1.0.58 Brings One New Extension

Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 14 August 2017 at 06:32 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The Khronos Group has kicked off the week by releasing Vulkan 1.0.58 as the latest minor update to this high-performance graphics API.

Vulkan 1.0.58 has a handful of documentation corrections / updates / clarifications. Vulkan 1.0.58 also has one new extension: VK_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer.

VK_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer adds support for the SPIR-V SPV_EXT_shader_viewport_index_layer extension in Vulkan. This allows variables with the layer and viewport index built-ins to be exported from vertex and tessellation shaders.

Overall a pretty tiny update but just rather routine for the Vulkan crew with issuing documentation updates frequently. The latest Vulkan documentation can be obtained from the registry.
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