There's Work Going On To Bring Vulkan To Chromium/Chrome OS
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 16 November 2016 at 09:02 AM EST. 5 Comments
While Android already supports Vulkan, Chrome/Chromium OS currently does not support this newest graphics API from The Khronos Group. However, there is work underway in supporting Vulkan on Chromium OS.

Chad Versace, a former Intel OTC graphics driver developer who joined Google earlier this year, is working on bringing Vulkan to the open-source Chromium OS and likely from there into Chrome OS officially.

This Git repository by Chad is being used to formulate the Vulkan support for Chromium OS. There is some documentation, six new VK_CHROMIUM_* extensions for DMA-BUF import/export, code examples and more.

Before getting too excited, the Git repository documentation notes, "This is an early work-in-progress. Beware of dragons lurking in the dark."

It will be interesting to see where this work leads and when Chrome OS ends up officially adding Vulkan support.
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