Kazan Begins Working On Vulkan ICD Support, More Functions
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 9 September 2017 at 07:11 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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GSoC 2017 student developer Jacob Lifshay who spent his summer working on Vulkan-CPU as a CPU-based Vulkan software implementation (and recently renamed the project to Kazan) has continued working on his open-source project post-GSoC to make this interesting Vulkan project a reality.

Lifshay has previously communicated his intent to continue working on Kazan (Vulkan-CPU) albeit on a more limited basis when he's back in school. But since the closure of GSoC at the end of August, he has made more progress to report on.

Notably he has begun on Vulkan ICD support and as of yesterday vulkaninfo can now run successfully.

He has also made a number of fixes, implemented more API functions, and more.

The code is available via Kazan-3d/Kazan. It will be really interesting to see how far Jacob Lifshay can push this project by say the end of the year.

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