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OpenWF Standard Proposed



The Khronos Group has announced the release of the OpenWF 1.0 standard. OpenWF is an operating system-independent and hardware-neutral foundation for building windowing systems and providing display control functionality in accelerated mobile and embedded devices.

OpenWF acts as the underlying route to the display for advanced graphics and multimedia content generated using APIs such as OpenGL ES for fast and portable 3D graphics, OpenVG for vector graphics acceleration, and OpenMAX for multimedia.

OpenWF provides two separate but complementary low-level APIs for composition of content and the configuration of display devices:

OpenWF Display enables portable access to display control hardware for manipulating screen attributes, while OpenWF Composition allows for layering and system-wide composition of application content. The two APIs can be used together or independently, depending on specific platform needs.

The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards for authoring, accelerating and accessing visual computing. Khronos standards include OpenGL, OpenGL ES, OpenCL, OpenMAX, OpenVG, OpenSL ES, OpenKODE, OpenWF and COLLADA. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications.


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