RenderDoc 1.5 has been released. Changes include: SPIR-V reflection and disassembly has been refactored to be more reliable and is based on the publicly available grammar json; Vulkan has a new replay-time optimisation which takes advantage of the above replay options dialog; OpenGL has a low-memory optimisation to defer copying initial contents of textures and buffers that are rarely modified; Support for twenty-one (21) Vulkan extensions have been added; Support for fifteen (15) OpenGL extensions have been added along with whitelisting of some OpenGL ES extensions that were already supported. A complete list of changes and improvements is available in the Latest release notes.
Basemark GPU 1.2 adds iOS and macOS to our list of already supported operating systems: Android, Windows, and Linux. We include OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenGL 4.5, Vulkan 1.0, DirectX 12 and Metal. With the new features in Basemark GPU 1.2, you will be able to analyze and compare the 3D graphics performance of smartphones, tablets, notebooks, Windows and Linux desktop PCs, etc.
3D Commerce has evolved into a full Khronos Group Working Group. Created to align the industry for streamlined 3D content creation, management and display in online retail. The Exploratory Group included more than 70 industry leading companies—including retailers, technology vendors and manufacturers—working together to build industry consensus on what standardization activities are most urgently required for ubiquitous 3D Commerce. Watch the 3D Commerce Working Group Chair Shrenik Sadalgi and Khronos Group President Neil Trevett answer questions during a Q&A from SIGGRAPH 2019.
Wind River announces new release of VxWorks. This new release offers a real-time operating system to support C++17, Boost, Python, and Rust collection of technologies, along with continued support for languages like Ada and SPARK; New LLVM-based infrastructure that enables support for a broad set of modern and productive tools and frameworks; New open source board support packages (BSPs) such as Raspberry Pi and TI Sitara AM65x for quick prototyping and flexibility of choice and OpenSSL 1.1.1 for the most up-to-date cryptography libraries. According to Charles Macfarlane of Codeplay Software, this release of VxWorks will enable developers of next generation ADAS systems to integrate the most advanced vision and machine learning solutions using OpenCL and SYCL.
When OpenXR was released in March 2019, Facebook stated that it planned to support OpenXR on Rift and Quest “later this year”. That support hasn’t arrived on Quest yet, and hasn’t been “officially” released on Rift. However, a message was posted on an open Khronos Slack containing instructions for how to activate the preview release.
Neil Trevett, the president of the Khronos Group, presented at the X.Org Developers’ Conference for the first time. During his presentation on October 2nd 2019 he covered the usual Khronos initiatives, how Khronos engages in open-source and open standards, and related information. Phoronix has done a short write-up on Neil’s talk.
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Simply Augmented, a tech company moving into the e-commerce home furnishing space, has joined Khronos as a contributor member to participate in the 3D Commerce Working Group. Learn more about Simply Augmented and why they joined the Khronos Group.