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The Register: 3D Labs Open Sources OpenGL HLSL compiler

Jul 03, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Graphics chip maker 3D Labs today began supporting the OpenGL high-level shader language extension through updated drivers for its Wildcat VP series of graphics cards.

"The company claims it's the first to implement the high-level shader language. The HLSL was approved by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board, the standard's governing body, on 11 June and is likely to form the basis for OpenGL 2.0, the next major revision of the open graphics API.

"The OpenGL Shader Language is a C-like language intended to make programming today's and tomorrow's graphics cores easier as they become ever more complex.."

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