OpenCL, OpenGL 3.1 State Trackers "Hopefully Soon"
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 16 May 2009 at 10:13 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Yesterday afternoon there were two new Gallium3D state trackers released by VMware / Tungsten Graphics for OpenGL ES 1.1 and ES 2.0 support. With these new state trackers there is now OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0 acceleration for any graphics hardware that has a Gallium3D driver. The OpenGL ES state trackers came just weeks after the release of an OpenVG state tracker.

Times are certainly exciting in the Linux graphics camp. Though what we really are waiting on is a state tracker to provide OpenCL support (which is promised for release by this summer) and one to provide OpenGL 3.0 / OpenGL 3.1 support.

Zack Rusin, a developer responsible for a fair portion of Gallium3D, announced last night on his blog that the state tracker for OpenCL 1.0 will be out "hopefully soon" and they will begin work on the OpenGL 3.1 support for Mesa/Gallium3D. This is certainly good news and we look forward to seeing more Gallium3D state trackers soon along with more enriched GPU drivers.
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