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Vulkan Extension Layer (VEL)


There are some extensions and features in Vulkan that are not available everywhere due to various reasons. While not available, some extensions are capable of being done as layer and mapping to any Vulkan implementation regardless of it supporting the desired functionality or not.

Currently implemented extensions

Layer Extension provided Version File(s) Point of Contact
VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_timeline_semaphore VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore 1 layers/timeline_semaphore.c @llandwerlin-intel
VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_synchronization2 VK_KHR_synchronization2 1 layers/synchronization2.cpp @jeremyg-lunarg
VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_shader_object VK_EXT_shader_object 1 layers/shader_object.cpp @daniel-story
VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_memory_decompression VK_NV_memory_decompression 1 layers/decompression/decompression.cpp @vkushwaha-nv

If you find a problem with one of the layers, please file an Issue and tag the Point of Contact listed in the table above.

NOTE: Not all layers are supported on every platform, please read the documentation for the layer for details.

Information for Developing or Contributing:

Please see the file in this repository for more details.

How to Build and Run Includes directions for building all components and testing them.


This work is released as open source under a Apache-style license from Khronos including a Khronos copyright.

See LICENSE for a full list of licenses used in this repository.