May 13 – 15, 2021
UTC timezone

The state of VR/AR & how to write apps for Linux

May 14, 2021, 12:45 PM



Jakob Bornecrantz (Collabora)


VR took off for the consumer with the release of Oculus consumer hardware. However, the hardware lacked open source drivers and Linux support in general. The OpenHMD project was created to solve this issue, and as it so happens, it was funded by two former Chalmers students. The consumer VR space has now grown from a crazy inventor in a garage into a large industry. In 2019, the Khronos Group released the OpenXR specification allowing the creation of cross-platform applications to be written. In this talk, Jakob will give an overview of the history and status on VR/AR on the Linux desktop, and will go more indepth about the OpenXR API.

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