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Chakra GNU/Linux get Vulkan API Support

• Tags: linux Vulkan

Chakra GNU/Linux maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis announced the availability of the latest software versions in the main repositories. Support for the latest Vulkan API is the largest addition along with updates to LibreOffice 5.2.1, Wine 1.9.18, Rust 1.11.0, FontConfig 2.11.94, systemd 231 init system, and Mesa 12.0.1 3D Graphics Library.
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AMD vs NVIDIA Vulkan & OpenGL Linux performance with the new drivers

• Tags: linux OpenGL phoronix

Phoronix has been busy running benchmarks with OpenGL and Vulkan atop Ubuntu 16.04 Linux for both AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ship with Full Support for Vulkan in Mir Display Server

• Tags: linux Vulkan

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is going to integrate full support in Mir for the latest Vulkan 1.0 specifications. "Full support in the Mir display server will be landing in time for inclusion in Ubuntu 16.04,” wrote Stephen M. Webb software engineer for Canonical.
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Ubuntu Developers Start Looking At The Vulkan Graphics API

• Tags: 3D API linux Vulkan phoronix

Developers at Canonical working on the Mir Display Server for Ubuntu Linux have publicly confirmed for the first time they're starting to look at the Vulkan graphics API.
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Matrox C-Series PCI Express x16 Graphics cards with OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.2 support

• Tags: AMD windows linux OpenGL OpenCL

Matrox C-Series PCI Express x16 graphics cards are designed with AMD GPUs featuring DirectX 11.2, OpenGL 4.4 and OpenCL 1.2 compliance.
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Flash Is Dead … Long Live WebGL

• Tags: graphics apple windows Browser linux microsoft WebGL

Recent research shows that WebGL is now supported on more devices than Flash. It’s the bigger platform. In fact, WebGL powered HTML5 is now the largest platform on the planet for interactive browser graphics. Now that WebGL is available on IE and Safari as well, we should see WebGL become even bigger. Long live WebGL!
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OpenGL renders Zombies faster than Direct3D

• Tags: 3D windows directx linux valve OpenGL Gaming

Valve Software has updated their Linux blog to report that the OpenGL version of Left 4 Dead 2 is now running fastest on Linux (315 fps). Surprisingly, given all the attention Valve has paid to Direct3D tuning over the years, even on Windows, the OpenGL version of the game now runs faster than Direct3D (304 fps vs. 270 fps) due to "overhead per batch in Direct3D which does not affect OpenGL on Windows".
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WebCL extension for Firefox 11

• Tags: windows linux WebCL OpenCL

The Nokia WebCL prototype is now available for Firefox 11. Click here to download the new add-on for Windows and Linux.
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OpenGL ES 2.0 gets more support in Ubuntu

• Tags: linux OpenGL OpenGL ES phoronix

Phoronix is reporting lots of activity at UDS Budapest for OpenGL ES support. With talk of OpenGL ES support in QEMU, OpenGL ES 2.0 support is also coming to the Compiz and KWin compositing window managers. An OpenGL ES 2.0 back-end for Cairo was also brought up separately. Get all the details here and even more details here.
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ALT Software releases OpenGL ES and OpenVG drivers for the POWERVR MBX graphics core

• Tags: linux drivers powervr wind river OpenVG

ALT Software has released optimized OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenVG 1.1 graphics drivers for Imagination Technologies POWERVR MBX graphics core. The drivers are designed to work on Wind River’s VxWorks and Wind River Linux operating systems.
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