over the past few years I’ve been porting the Unreal Engine 4 to FreeBSD (releases starting from 4.19). Recently Epic has deprecated OpenGL support in favour of Vulkan.
Are there any plans of adding Vulkan to the FreeBSD graphics driver? It’d definitely be greatly appreciated to have more recent features in our drivers.
I know FreeBSD may not be the biggest market at least compared to Windows and Linux, but we’re a persistent bunch and we’d really like to use Vulkan natively.
On top of UE4, Vulkan is also used under Wine for the newer DirectX emulations (DXVK comes to mind) so there’s just one more reason to add it.
I’ve always loved Nvidia for supporting my favourite OS, despite its smaller userbase. It’d be great if we could all keep using our GPUs in the future as well.
If any devs could chime in it’d be very much appreciated.