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[News] Convergence in Compiz; OpenCL in Gallium3D

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Nomad & Compiz++ To Merge Back Into Compiz

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| Following today's Compiz Conference Call, it has been decided that both 
| Compiz++ and Nomad (another branch of Compiz) will be merged back into 
| Compiz.  


OpenCL In Gallium3D By Summer

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| Zack Rusin, one of the influential developers behind the Linux graphics 
| scene, has blogged about OpenCL support in the free software stack. Just 
| yesterday we talked about support for OpenCL in GCC, but Zack's work deals 
| with implementing support for the Open Computing Language into the 
| open-source X.Org drivers.     


Days ago:

OpenCL Support In GCC?

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| In early December the OpenCL specification was unveiled, which is an open
| framework initially conceived by Apple for extending the power of graphics
| processors to better handle GPGPU computing in a unified way.



OpenCL 1.0 Specification Published


OpenCL opens for business

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| OPEN SESAME! Or rather, Open CL. As the parallel processing programming
| language of choice releases its first formal spec, the major industry players
| are lining up to get behind the standard.


OpenVG 1.1 Specification Publicly Released by Khronos

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| The Khronos™ Group announced today that it has ratified and publicly released
| the OpenVG™ 1.1 specification, a new version of the royalty-free, open
| standard for low-level 2D vector graphics acceleration. OpenVG 1.1 adds a
| Glyph API for hardware accelerated text rendering, full acceleration support
| for Adobe® Flash® and Flash Lite 3 technologies and multi-sampled
| anti-aliasing. The new OpenVG specification is accompanied by an open source
| sample implementation and a full suite of conformance tests implemented by
| the Khronos Group.


The Khronos Group Releases OpenCL 1.0 Specification

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| The Khronos™ Group today announced the ratification and public release of the
| OpenCL™ 1.0 specification, the first open, royalty-free standard for
| cross-platform, parallel programming of modern processors found in personal
| computers, servers and handheld/embedded devices. OpenCL (Open Computing
| Language) greatly improves speed and responsiveness for a wide spectrum of
| applications in numerous market categories from gaming and entertainment to
| scientific and medical software.


NVIDIA 180.08 Beta Driver Adds In OpenGL 3.0

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| Less than a week after releasing the NVIDIA 180.06 Linux display driver,
| NVIDIA has released a new set of beta drivers for their supported alternative
| operating systems. NVIDIA has released the 180.08 driver, which adds in
| OpenGL 3.0 support and contains fixes for their new video acceleration API.


NVIDIA Delivers Beta OpenGL 3.0 Linux Driver

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| The OpenGL 3.0 and GLSL 1.30 specification were released back in August
| during SIGGRAPH 2008. Just days later NVIDIA had delivered a beta driver for
| Windows that added OpenGL 3.0 functionality, but Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris
| users were left in the dark. Two months later though NVIDIA has now published
| a beta Linux driver that implements most of the latest GL/GLSL specification.


SGI Further Opens Its OpenGL Contributions


SGI relicenses OpenGL: "A huge gift to the free software community"

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| After nine months, an open secret can finally be acknowledged: The OpenGL
| code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux, which was
| released by SGI in 1999, has been running on licenses that were accepted by
| neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative.
| Today, however, the FSF has announced that the licenses in question, the SGI
| Free License B and the GLX Public License, have been rewritten after months
| of negotiation between the FSF and SGI. The problem is now resolved, and the
| result is a code contribution that the FSF ranks as one of the greatest given
| to the community by a proprietary company.


Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

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| In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications
| was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software
| advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern
| operating systems.


Unigine Tropics Sets Linux OpenGL Precedence

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| Unigine Tropics is set around a tropical environment (hence its name) and it
| runs through various scenes of an island during both the day and night. Some
| of its technical features though include a dynamic sky with light scattering,
| live water with a surf zone and caustics, special materials for vegetation,
| HDR rendering, parallel split shadow map for the sun, depth of field, and
| real-time ambient occlusion. Whether you are interested in benchmarking or
| not, this is one impressive graphics demo just to watch -- permitting your
| graphics card can handle it!


OpenGL 3.0 - A Big Step in the Right Direction

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| GL 3.0 takes two important steps to moving open standard graphics forward in
| a major way. The first is to provide core and ARB extension access to the new
| and exciting capabilities of hardware. The second is to create a roadmap that
| allows developers to see what parts of core specifications will be going away
| in the future, also providing the OpenGL ARB with a way to introduce new
| features faster.


OpenGL 3 Announced

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| The OpenGL Architecture Review Board officially announced OpenGL 3 on August
| 8th 2007 at the Siggraph Birds of a Feather (BOF) in San Diego, CA.
| [...]
| OpenGL 3 is a true industry effort with broad support from all vendors in the
| ARB. The OpenGL 3 specification is on track to be finalized at the next
| face-to-face meeting of the OpenGL ARB, at the end of August.



DirectX 10 vs OpenGL 2.1 Graphics

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| Now check out OpenGL 2.1 vs. DirectX 10 / 9 graphics.


OpenGL is far from dead

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| Khronos took over the running of the OpenGL Architecture Review
| Board last Autumn and has managed to get chip-makers like Nvidia
| to open up DX10-esque hardware features in the OpenGL system.
| "The extension mechanism has also allowed manufacturers of high
| end cards to gracefully expose DirectX 10 features on Windows
| XP," Splash said.

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