Three weeks from now, on February 28, the Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC
) at GDC
will host several interesting sessions. Two stand out as being of particular relevance in the context of using VR on Linux.
The first is Refocusing on VR Innovation: Can Standards Simplify Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Development?
) Even if "cross-platform" exclusively refers to hardware, I cannot imagine Linux won't be a topic of discussion, for various reasons. The session is presented by The Khronos Group. Speakers are Joe Ludwig (Valve), Yuval Boger (OSVR co-founder) and others. According to the session summary it will be an "interactive session", so attendees can tell tales and ask questions. Maybe we'll get lucky and someone asks the Oculus software engineer on the panel about Linux.
The second is When Vulkan was One: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
) With Alen Ladavac (Croteam), Karl Schultz (LunarG) and others. Croteam
has been, and still is, a frontrunner when it comes to supporting Linux, and LunarG
has been working with/for Valve to improve the graphics driver stack on Linux. Surely, the "looking ahead" portion of this session will include statements about using VR on Linux.