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A Provisional Specification To SPIR-V

In continuation to the article this morning on Khronos announcing OpenCL 2.1, the Vulkan graphics API, and SPIR-V, a provisional specification on SPIR-V is now available for interested developers.
3 March 2015 - SPIR-V - 5 Comments

Confirmed: Vulkan Is The Next-Gen Graphics API

As a follow-up to last week's "Vulkan" trademark by the Khronos Group and mulling it over this weekend, I've now been able to confirm with two independent entities that Vulkan is indeed the next-gen graphics API designed as the successor to OpenGL for high performance 2D/3D graphics.
2 March 2015 - Vulkan API - 46 Comments

Not Everyone Likes The Possible "VULKAN" Name For Next-Gen OpenGL

I'm still working on any sort of possible confirmation from the Khronos Group and other OpenGL stakeholders whether Vulkan is the name of the next-generation OpenGL API, but alas, on the weekend and being just a few days before the announcement, nothing has been confirmed.
1 March 2015 - VULKAN - 60 Comments

The Khronos Group Filed A Trademark On "Vulkan" API

The Khronos Group filed a trademark request earlier this month with the USPTO over the name Vulkan as it pertains to drawing 2D/3D graphics... Vulkan might be the name of the next-generation OpenGL specification due to be announced next week.
28 February 2015 - Vulkan - 50 Comments

HTTP/2 & HPACK Specifications Approved

The HTTP/2 and HPACK specifications have been formally approved by the IESG.
18 February 2015 - HTTP 2.0 - 8 Comments

5 March Will Be A Very Exciting Day For Next-Gen OpenGL

Earlier this month a GDC 2015 session was listed for showing off "glNext", the next-generation OpenGL. This major advancement for a cross-platform, multi-purpose graphics API is going to be presented by Valve, Epic Games, Unity, and the Khronos Group, among others. Besides the GDC session for glNext, on the same day they'll be having a separate event about this new API.
16 February 2015 - glNext - 45 Comments

VESA Unveils The Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a Specification

For those that missed it, VESA published the Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a specification this week. This new version has VESA Display Stream Compression and will support laptop panels up to 8K.
11 February 2015 - eDP 1.4a - 19 Comments

Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Shown Off Next Month

To no huge surprise, the next-generation OpenGL standard will be shown off next month at GDC 2015.
2 February 2015 - glNext - 72 Comments

Khronos Needs Your Help Naming The Next-Generation OpenGL

Since last year the Khronos Group and their partners have been busy working on "OpenGL-Next" as the first huge overhaul to the OpenGL API and designed to compete with AMD's Mantle, Microsoft DirectX 12, and Apple's Metal. They're still working towards this new API but they need your help.
16 January 2015 - OpenGL Survey

Lua 5.3 Brings Support For Integers & UTF-8 Support

Lua 5.3 was released today with a variety of new features for this lightweight scripting language.
12 January 2015 - Lua 5.3 - 6 Comments

Wikipedia Switches Over To HHVM For Faster Performance

Since a few weeks ago, all non-cached API and web traffic of Wikipedia is being served by Facebook's HHVM rather than PHP proper.
6 January 2015 - HHVM - 15 Comments

C++ Filesystem Technical Specification Approved

The C++ file-system technical specification has been unanimously approved for the ISO C++ committee.
5 January 2015 - C++ FS TS - 23 Comments

OpenCL & SYCL Updated For Heterogeneous Parallel Programming

The Khronos Group has released updated versions of the OpenCL and SYCL specifications from the Super Computing 2014 conference in New Orleans.
18 November 2014 - SC14 - 1 Comment

Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification

The Khronos Group has finalized and released their first formal specification for the cross-platform, royalty-free OpenVX standard.
20 October 2014 - OpenVX

Khronos Adds GLUS 2.0 To The OpenGL SDK

New to the OpenGL SDK is the integration of GLUS.
15 October 2014 - GLUS - 14 Comments

Cf4ocl Brings Object-Oriented API TO OpenCL

The Cf4ocl project is a GPLv3/LGPLv3 initiative to provide an object-oriented interface to the OpenCL API that's OpenCL version independent.
14 October 2014 - Cf4ocl - 7 Comments

PHP As A Next-Generation Programming Language?

Frank Karlitschek, the founder of the ownCloud project, is making the case that PHP isn't that bad of a scripting language and should be taken to the next level with its shortcomings addressed so it can regain some of its popularity.
2 October 2014 - PHP - 57 Comments

DisplayPort Comes To USB's Type-C Connector

One week after the DisplayPort 1.3 debut, VESA this morning is announcing a new advancement to the DisplayPort standard: DisplayPort over USB.
22 September 2014 - VESA - 15 Comments

Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has joined the Khronos Group to help push open, cross-platform, industry-standard APIs.
21 August 2014 - Mir - 79 Comments

Khronos Publishes Its Slides About OpenGL-Next

Earlier this month at SIGGRAPH Vancouver we were surprised yet delighted by the news of Khronos developing a next-generation graphics API following OpenGL 4.5. All of the Khronos Group slides about OpenGL 4.5, OpenGL-Next, and their other industry-standard APIs have now been published from their SIGGRAPH track.
20 August 2014 - Next-Gen OpenGL - 49 Comments

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