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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

C++14 Is Complete

The ISO C++14 draft international standard was unanimously approved and is now clear for publication.
19 August 2014 - C++14 - 15 Comments

OpenROAD: Showing Off All The Khronos APIs

The Khronos Group released OpenROAD today at SIGGRAPH 2014 showing off all of their cross-platform, industry-standard APIs.
13 August 2014 - Khronos Group - 8 Comments

Microsoft Joins The Khronos WebGL Working Group

As some surprising news this morning beyond the Khronos Group working on a new, next-generation API to succeed OpenGL in its current form, Microsoft is back to investing in GL.
11 August 2014 - WebGL - 36 Comments

The Khronos Group Is Developing A New Graphics API From The Ground-Up

The Khronos Group this morning announced OpenGL 4.5 (not OpenGL 5.0 as hoped for), but in announcing GL 4.5 from SIGGRAPH 2014 they also announced a call for participation to develop a new graphics API.
11 August 2014 - Next-Gen OpenGL - 51 Comments

SPIR 2.0 Is Out In Provisional Form For OpenCL 2.0

Besides OpenGL 4.5, the Khronos Group announced from SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver today the release of the provisional specification for SPIR 2.0.
11 August 2014 - SPIR 2.0

OpenGL 4.5 Released With New Features

Well, the next-gen OpenGL didn't end up being OpenGL 5.0 but is being billed as OpenGL 4.5. Regardless, the OpenGL 4.5 specification is out now.
11 August 2014 - OpenGL 4.5 - 65 Comments

Next Week We Should Hear All About OpenGL 5.0

Wednesday is the day we've been waiting for when hopefully the lid will be lifted on OpenGL 5 by the Khronos Group.
10 August 2014 - OpenGL 5 - 34 Comments

Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month

The Khronos Group has shared details about their BoF sessions to be hosted next month during SIGGRAPH and it includes detailing the next-generation OpenGL / OpenGL ES specifications.
15 July 2014 - OpenGL 5.0? - 74 Comments

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