Vulkan 1.0.25 Moves To Single-Branch Model, Adds NVIDIA Extensions
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 29 August 2016 at 08:59 AM EDT. 20 Comments
VULKAN --
The Vulkan 1.0.x release train has been slowing down a bit with not seeing releases every week now but sometimes it's now every other week.

Vulkan 1.0.25 was released at the end of last week as the newest version of this high-performance Khronos graphics API. This 1.0.25 provides a bit more than just bug fixes.

With Vulkan 1.0.25, the Vulkan repository is setup as a "single-branch" model whereby all extensions are included in the source tree. When running the Makefile job, users/developers can opt whether to include all of these extra extensions or not.

The new extensions added to this single-branch model for Vulkan 1.0.25 include some NVIDIA-developed Vulkan additions: VK_NV_external_memory_capabilities, VK_NV_external_memory, VK_NV_external_memory_win32, and VK_NV_win32_keyed_mutex.

Details on the changes for Vulkan 1.0.25 can be found via this GitHub commit. Meanwhile, nothing new to report yet on Vulkan-Next.
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