Bug#598477: ITP: opencl-headers -- OpenCL (Open Computing Language) header files
Owner: Andreas Beckmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : opencl-headers
Version : 1.0
Upstream Author : The Khronos Group Inc.
* URL : http://www.khronos.org/registry/cl/
* License : other
Programming Lang: Header files for C, C++
Description : OpenCL (Open Computing Language) header files
OpenCL (Open Computing Language) is a multi-vendor open standard for
general-purpose parallel programming of heterogeneous systems that include
CPUs, GPUs and other processors.
This package provides the development header files for the OpenCL API 1.0
as published by The Khronos Group Inc. The corresponding specification and
documentation can be found on the Khronos website.
* Copyright (c) 2008-2010 The Khronos Group Inc.
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I plan to put this header package into main (because the headers are
free) and not contrib (even if currently only non-free vendor
implementations of OpenCL are available). The hope is there will be a
free version of the "wrapper library" libOpenCL.so.1 some day. The same
happened recently for libvdpau1.
A subset of these headers is currently distributed with
nvidia-libopencl1-dev in non-free but NVIDIA will stop shipping them in
the next driver release (because they are also shipped in the NVIDIA
CUDA Toolkit - which I ITPed as nvidia-cuda-toolkit, #581184 and is
currently waiting in NEW). So I think moving to a free source for the
headers now is a good idea :-) There is currently one package
(python-pyopencl/contrib) that can use OpenCL without requiring
nvidia-cuda-toolkit (just needs the headers and some libOpenCL.so.1).
I'll start providing the headers for API 1.0 and switch to 1.1 once
nvidia-graphics-drivers (>= 260) (which implements 1.1) is in
unstable/non-free (or experimental/non-free).