Valve's ACO Compiler, Zink, FreeSync & Other Topics To Be Talked About At XDC 2019

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 6 August 2019 at 06:39 AM EDT. 2 Comments
We're less than two months out until the annual X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC) and the featured presentations for this three-day event have now been announced.

XDC 2019 will be held in Montréal, Canada from 2 to 4 October. The accepted talks have been announced and there are a lot of interesting ones:

- Zink for OpenGL on Vulkan with Gallium3D.

- ACO as the new shader compiler back-end for Radeon GPUs being developed by Valve.

- ADriConf as the Mesa GUI and the new MESA_query_driver extension.

- VKMS happenings for virtual kernel mode-setting.

- The state of KDE's KWin in relation to X.Org and Wayland.

- Monado for open-source AR/VR.

- Improving frame-timing accuracy for Mesa/DRM/X.

- Simple DRM display drivers.

- The state of FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync/VRR.

- Enabling 8K displays.

There are a lot of great talks with the complete list featured here. I'll be providing live, remote coverage from the always-interesting XDC event come 2 October.
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