GTK4's Vulkan Renderer Is Close To Complete
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 23 October 2017 at 07:39 AM EDT. 17 Comments
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Red Hat's Matthias Clasen has written a blog post concerning the changes found in the big GTK+ 3.92 development release that is pushing towards the GTK4 tool-kit release.

While we talked about the GTK+ 3.92 changes last week, Clasen's take on this new release is interesting, especially as it concerns the Vulkan renderer with the GTK Scene Kit. Matthias comments that this new Vulkan renderer is now "close to complete."

The Vulkan renderer is handling almost all rendering necessary without running into software fallbacks with Cairo. He mentions the only missing feature in this new renderer right now is support for blurred shadows. Vulkan in GTK+ 3.92 has its own glyph cache, proper handling of text, support for blurs / repeat nodes / blend modes / cross-faces, and more. The GTK Inspector now also provides some Vulkan information too.

Clasen's commentary about GTK+ 3.92 can be read at blog.gtk.org.

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