Do you think Apple will make Metal open-source in order to encourage adoption?

Do you think Apple will make Metal open-source in order to encourage adoption?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, Apple don't care about videogames.
    Metal is the computational language and VR/AR language for next gen hardware.

    Videogames or game developers outside mobile don't matter.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Metal is the computational language and VR/AR language for next gen hardware.
      Nobody gives a frick. That's not where profits are to be made, either in vidyagaems or GPU computation.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why would making it open source encourage adoption anyway? anyone can access it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If it was open-source, it could be ported to more operating systems and platforms, making it more useful.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >ported to more operating systems and platforms
        apple's whole shtick is locking everything down to their little ecosystem

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >If it was open-source,
        you keep saying this. what do you expect Applel to opensource? their shader compiler? or what? do you expect applel to add Metal to Mesa? pretty sure you can get some shim tool to convert any metal shitware to SPIR-V anyhow.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Applel tries to be a console manufacturer.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >The state of this board
    Why would anyone here know about metal unless they were an itoddler? I assumed everyone here was using Linux or a windows power user. If you knew anything about computing why would you use Apple?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Game Porting Toolkit is not a rendering API.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think apple is even considering open sourcing its VR operating system. Their entire business model is about presenting a "luxurious" and well manicured product. Open sourcing the project so that Joe Hackmatic can run it on his 2008 laptop strapped to his face would ruin their products image as a status symbol. They are going to have dedicated first party teams working to port it only to headsets that support their brand image.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No. Apple will never open their ecosystem unless they're forced by governments like EU and shit

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They've already killed OpenGL on Apple, no need to encourage adoption of the only API left

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically devs can just use moltenvk

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i know we all joke "ill make the logo" whenever a new project gets suggested, but fricking hell, the apple metal logo is proof that you can infact frick it up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why did they copy the mame logo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think it looks good

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    every major consumer manufacturer has their own shit
    ms has directx
    apple metal
    playstation and nintendo each have one too
    nintendo supports vulkan on the switch but this is unusual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ms has directx
      which is a mistake too. Thankfully tech debt and zoomer incompetence in M$ is destroying it. Only thing that will save it is if the Clang team fixes up M$'s shitty HLSL garbage on top of modern clang and make a better DXIL output with a modern LLVM.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Thankfully tech debt and zoomer incompetence in M$ is destroying it.
        last time I've checked DX12 was the industry leading API dictating what competition should adopt to stay relevant

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Good thing it's Windows/Xbox-only, then.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          directx is the best graphics api what are you on about

          ya, the best at having the most godawful toolchain maybe. I can't fathom how you cucks put up with that shit.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >t. seething Loonixtard

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        directx is the best graphics api what are you on about

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think it's a good sign that it's such an unstyled symbol. from my experience when the low hanging fruits are very styled doesn't speak for a good project.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's with the Mame logo?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This shit is literally useless
    No sane dev will develop games on a proprietary framework just to target a relatively small portion of underpowered computers
    They should have just adopted vulkan and made it more accessible for developers to port their games that way

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >No sane dev will develop games on a proprietary framework just to target a relatively small portion of underpowered computers
      I know, that's the point of the thread.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >They should have just adopted vulkan and made it more accessible for developers to port their games that way
      the claim is, they're in litigation with Khronos Group so they can't let them win by using their specs. I don't even understand why they are seething so much.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    open source? in what way?
    Vulkan won and everyone should target SPIR-V. Applel seething about Khronos and claiming they're in open litigation against them is not a valid argument for using Metal and if I ever had to give a frick about gayOS's shitty graphics stack, I'll use a tool to convert my shit to Metal for their shitty UMD.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    isn't Swift open-source too?
    problem with Metal or Swift is that they're too tied to Apple
    and Apple pretends to live in a world where only Apple exists

    it just doesn't add up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, but they did not bother to invest resources into porting their language.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BRING BACK OPENGL YOU STUPID FRICKING SHIT

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